A District of Columbia man allegedly stabbed a bus driver Wednesday after he bumped into the bus driver and failed to apologize.
The stabbing occurred near the 3700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast D.C. Wednesday night around 10 p.m. The driver was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, but was treated and later released, WUSA 9 reports.
The altercation started, according to police, when Robert Vossburg, 21, boarded the bus and accidentally hit the bus driver with a cart.
The driver became upset when Vossburg “failed to apologize or excuse himself,” and the two men started arguing, The Washington Post reports.
Vossburg eventually went to sit down, but when the bus reached its next stop he approached the driver again and the two continued yelling at each other.
According to a police affidavit, Vossburg told the driver “I just got out of jail. I don’t care about going back and I don’t care about your life,” before he spit on the driver and stabbed him in the arm.
The two men then struggled for a bit before Vossburg ran from the bus. Police arrested Vossburg a short while later after they found him hiding in the woods near by.
Earlier this year, bus drivers refused to operate a nearby route after someone started shooting at the buses.
The shooter, Bijon Lamont Brown, opened fire on a bus, hitting one man and sending him to the hospital. Brown had previously been arrested for shooting two teenage brothers following a dispute on a basketball court.
The bus drivers resumed operations along the route the following day after police promised to beef up their presence at stops along way.
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