Police Say Ride On Driver Assaulted; Surveillance Photos Released

Bus surveillance images of man sought by police. Click to enlarge images. | MCPD

Police released surveillance images Friday of a man who assaulted a Ride On bus driver in Rockville early Tuesday morning.

The bus had left the Shady Grove Metro Station when the man and the driver got into a verbal altercation, police said. During the argument, the driver tried to call police. At that time, the man took the phone and assaulted the driver, police said.

The suspect continued the assault until the victim stopped the bus in the 15900 block of Frederick Road and opened the doors, police said. The suspect left the bus and fled from the area on a bicycle that he had brought with him on the bus, police said.

Rockville District officers responded about 12:59 a.m. Tuesday, shortly after the assault had occurred, police said.

Bus surveillance image of man sought by police. | MCPD

Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the bus’ location and took the driver to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or who has information about the assault is urged to call the Rockville District Investigative Section at 240.773.6084. For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect. Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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Douglas Tallman

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