14-Year-Old Boy Accused of Using Taser on Metrobus Driver

A 14-year-old boy allegedly attacked a Metrobus driver with a Taser, according to Metro Transit Police.

About 5:15 p.m. Jan. 30 on the Fort Totten-bound E4 bus at Nicholson and 6th streets in northeast D.C., the boy used the Taser on the driver’s right arm without being provoked, police said.

The driver was taken to a hospital.

Police identified the suspect using video from the bus.

"Assaulting a bus operator is an act that puts at risk every passenger aboard the bus," Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik said in a statement. "We will continue to do whatever it takes to protect our employees and customers."

The boy is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.

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