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Paris: a RATP bus driver violently attacked by a motorist

2022-01-21T11:25:58.022Z

The suspect was arrested and taken into custody. Injured, the driver was taken care of by the firefighters and hospitalized at the Salpêtrière. He will file a complaint.



A RATP bus driver was the victim of a violent attack by a motorist in the 12th arrondissement of Paris on Thursday January 20 in the middle of the afternoon, we learned this Friday from the RATP.

A long video of the scene was also posted on social networks.

The facts occurred around 4:30 p.m. at the Bastille stop. On the video, we can see the motorist, unleashed, punching the driver's window. It is also broken in several places. He threatens him, insults him. "

I'm going to fuck you, your mother

", we hear in particular. A woman tries several times to reason with him but he does not take off. The man, whom the young woman calls Sofiane, ends up entering the bus line 91 and physically attacks the driver who is trying somehow to protect himself. Curled up in his seat, the RATP agent received several slaps and punches in the face, under the dumbfounded gaze of several pedestrians and users.

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The video ends with the intervention of agents from the network protection and security group (GPSR).

If we do not know at this stage the exact circumstances of this surge of violence, the RATP evokes “

a dispute

” between the two protagonists.

Injured and shocked, the driver was taken care of by the firefighters and his management, then hospitalized at the Salpêtrière.

As for the attacker, he was arrested and placed in police custody according to a police source in

Figaro

.

The RATP indicates that it is "

in solidarity with its shocked agent and his colleagues and condemns in the strongest terms this unacceptable act of violence

".

It also announces to accompany and support the agent in all his steps, including the filing of a complaint.

Source: lefigaro

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