WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) - Police say a male passenger riding a Rapid bus punched a female bus driver.
The man reportedly boarded the Rapid bus near Burton Street and S. Division Avenue, south of Grand Rapids, the night of July 9.
The suspect became verbally aggressive after the driver told him he would have to exit the bus or pay again after he had completed a ride of the entire bus route, police said.
The suspect approached the driver and punched her in the face before exiting the bus, police said, and then ran south on S. Division Avenue.
Police received a call around 9:24 p.m. to begin an investigation.
On Friday afternoon, police said they have identified the suspect and are trying to make contact with him so he can be taken in to custody.
The suspect is described as a black male, in his mid 20s, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, having an average build and a large afro. He was last seen wearing a plain, blue, hooded sweatshirt, a gray Brookfield Zoo T-shirt, and khaki shorts.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Wyoming Police Department at 616.530.7300 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.
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