MBTA Driver Suspended for Altercation

A bus driver has been disciplined for allegedly hitting a passenger while transit police are investigating an incident in which the passenger spat at the driver.

A bus driver for the MBTA has been suspended while transit police investigate an altercation with a passenger.

The driver allegedly hit the passenger after the rider spat at her, as depicted in video from NECN viewer Ben Mohr.

"We are aware of a video allegedly depicting an MBTA operator engaged in a confrontation," said MBTA Transit Police Lt. Richard Sullivan in a statement. "The incident is currently under investigation."

The suspension is being served while officials investigate, according to spokesperson Joe Pesaturo.

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