Man attacked 4 people on Brooklyn buses by spraying unknown substance

August 25, 2018 - 4:27 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Four people were injured after a man sprayed an unknown substance on two buses in Brooklyn early Thursday.

Police said the man first sprayed the driver of a B15 bus in Brownsville at around 4 a.m. He quickly left the bus on the corner of Rockaway Avenue and Hegeman Avenue and took off on foot.

The 45-year-old driver was taken to Brookdale Hospital where he was treated and then released.

Hours later, the same man entered another B15 bus just before 5 p.m. and sprayed the unknown substance in the front of the bus, injuring the driver and two female passengers.

The man fled the bus at the corner of East 98th Street and Blake Avenue.

The 40-year-old driver was taken to Kings County Hospital and treated for irritation to the eyes. Two women, aged 40 and 62, were taken to Brookdale Hospital where they were treated and released.

It is unclear what the substance was that the man sprayed.

The suspect is described as a black man between 30 to 40 years old. He had a goatee and was between 5’7” to 6’0” tall. He was seen wearing a black shirt and cut-off jean shorts during the first incident and was later seen wearing a black sweater and jeans.

Anyone with information in regards to the following incidents is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.