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Passenger Slashes Bus Driver’s Face With Box Cutter

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CHESTERFIELD TWP. (AP/WWJ) – Police are searching for a man who slashed the driver of a public passenger van across the face with a box cutter.

The incident happened around 5:30 a.m. Thursday in the area of Gratiot and 23 Mile Road in Chesterfield Township.

The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) driver was letting off his final passenger of the day when another man boarded and demanded to be taken to a location south of Mount Clemens, according to police.

When the driver told the man to leave the bus, police say the man pulled out a box cutter and began slashing at the driver.

The driver was able to escape, but not before his face and jacket sleeves were cut. The suspect then took off running.

The suspect is described as a black male with a dark complexion and stocky build, 30- to 35-years-old, with a thick mustache. Police say the man’s face was “pitted” from acne scaring. He was wearing a black and gray hooded flannel jacket and green and white Michigan State sweatpants.

Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to contact police at 586-949-2322.

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