WMATA: Woman arrested for disorderly conduct on DC bus

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said a woman in her twenties was arrested Wednesday afternoon for her disorderly conduct on a Metro bus in front of Southern Ave station.

WMATA said the woman became disorderly around 3:22 p.m. The bus driver pulled over in front of the Southern Ave station to deal with her disturbance.

According to WMATA, the woman went to the front of the bus and started yelling and pushing the driver. The passenger followed the driver off the bus and continued to push him, WMATA said.

The other bus driver then came to help her colleague, according to WMATA. The passenger then assaulted the female bus driver. Other passengers and people in the area tried to restrain the woman, however she walked off along Southern Avenue, WMATA said.

WMATA contacted the police and the woman was brought back to the Southern Ave station. Video shows that the passenger was primarily the aggressor throughout the incident.

Nobody was injured, according to WMATA. The passenger, who has a history of mental problems was taken into custody and charged with second degree assault.


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