UPDATE: Police Release Video of Bus Spitter

Police are still looking for this suspect who allegedly assaulted an MBTA bus driver in Malden this month. He was described as a white male with a short build around 40-55 years old, allegedly spat on a driver during a stop in Malden.

The MBTA Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man they said spit on a bus driver in Malden Wednesday evening. 

They described the suspect as a white male, 40-55 years old, small build, wearing glasses, light blue jeans, a light colored shirt, black jacket, grey sneakers who carried a black suitcase with wheels. 

Investigators said the assault, shortly after a similar incident in Charlestown Tuesday, is being taken seriously. 

"The Transit Police Department will NOT tolerate assaults on MBTA employees, especially while in the performance of their duties," a statement read. 

Anyone with information about the suspect's identity can call the Transit Police Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050 or the Intelligence Unit at 617-222-1170. 

You can also leave an anonymous tip via the MBTA's SeeSay smartphone app, or simply text 873873.

robert wilson October 12, 2012 at 05:56 PM
What makes Malden any different then surrounding cities?
Chet October 12, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Tim if he spit on you it would be OK?
paul surette October 13, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Dear Tim: The MBTA is it's own jurisdiction. What does that have to do with the Malden Police?
Charlene Harrison October 14, 2012 at 07:30 PM
What route was this on, that might help locate the man if he use to take the same bus route some regulars might know who he is or at least what area he might be from!
Charlene Harrison October 14, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Even though some mbta employees are very rude at times, they don't deserve to be spit on or abused in anyway, but they should be reported to someone that could speak to them about any issues & concerns T riders might have. Most mbta employees are nice, but there are some that shouldn't be working with the public. Don't get me wrong I know there are customers that are horrible to deal with as well, but the mbta employees should be nice to the customers that are nice to them, regardless if their having a bad day. But like I said no one has a right to abuse anyone by spitting, ect,,,,,,,,so lets all treat others the way we would like to be treated. Have a nice day!!!! :-)


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