Man pepper sprays bus driver on Madison Metro bus

A man pepper-sprayed a Madison Metro bus driver after the driver let a man in a wheelchair enter the bus from the front.
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MADISON, Wis. —  A Madison Metro driver was pepper sprayed in the face after letting a man in a wheelchair enter the front of the bus, according to a release by the city’s police department.

Madison police said the man was upset because the driver would not allow him to enter from the front. Madison Metro has been preventing people from entering at the front because of coronavirus concerns.

Police said the driver was sprayed twice by the man. Police said the suspect is a 50-year-old black man. He was wearing a beige coat over a white shirt and brown shorts. He ran away after pepper spraying the driver twice.

Metro staff and police have access to surveillance video from the bus.

The incident happened along the 4100 block of Commercial Ave. around 9:25 p.m. Wednesday.

Anyone with information is asked to call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.