Passenger Attacks Bus Driver With Knife

Emergency services were called to Blacktown Railway Station after a Sydney bus driver was allegedly attacked by an 18-year-old passenger with a knife.

The attack happened in Sydney’s west about 1.30pm on Saturday after the passenger allegedly attacked the driver resulting in him having cuts to his ear. The bus driver could be seen with bandages wrapped around his head and he was rushed to the  Westmead Hospital.

The passenger had fled on foot before Police could arrive at the scene. He was arrested after showing up to the Blacktown Hospital a short time later. He was taken to Blacktown Police Station, where he is currently assisting with inquiries.

The stabbing comes after a passenger attacked another Sydney bus driver with pepper spray in December 2018.

The State Transit Authority bus had stopped on Oxford Street in Surry Hills when the man tried to enter the bus.

The driver, 38, stopped him from boarding, explaining the bus was full and he’d have to wait for the next one to arrive.

Police allege the man refused to leave, sitting on the dash of the bus and abusing the driver – before spraying him in the face with a chemical agent believed to be capsicum or pepper spray and running away.

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