Man who punched Metrobus driver arrested

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WASHINGTON — Metro Transit Police have arrested an Alexandria, Virginia man charged with punching a Metrobus operator last week.

Michael S. Powell, Jr., 27, was charged with malicious bodily injury and misdemeanor assault and battery after assaulting a female bus operator before midnight last Wednesday.

Powell allegedly had a dispute with the driver at the Braddock Road Metro station, punched her and assaulted a passenger as he tried to exit the bus.

The victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say Powell was arrested without incident and will be arraigned in Fairfax County Circuit Court.

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