City bus driver assaulted by youths

Three youths are custody in connection with an assault on a B.C. Transit bus driver.

On Thursday at about 8 p.m., police received several 9-1-1 calls of an assault in progress on the bus driver near the stop at the intersection of Tillicum Road and Burnside Road West. Officers apprehended three youths, a 15-year-old boy a 14-year-old girl and a 13-year-old girl.

The youths had been riders on the bus and passengers reported the attack started when the driver tried to remove one of them from the bus for unruly behaviour.

All three youths are facing charges for assault causing bodily harm and the boy is facing an additional charge for uttering threats.

They have all been released to adult parents or guardians with conditions and a promise to appear.

The bus driver, a 56-year-old man, had several lacerations. He was treated for cuts and bruises.

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