Two adults arrested after bus driver brutally assaulted woman for inaction

metro traffic police Two adults arrested in connection A woman was assaulted on a metrobus in Washington DC.

In a news release on Friday, authorities said they had named the two suspects Emoni Hubbard, 27, and Terry Burns, 35.

Hubbard is from Southeast DC and Barnes is from Wilson, North Carolina.

Video taken from the W4 Metrobus cameras helped detectives identify the suspect. Also helpful were videos from passengers who witnessed the attack.

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Investigation launched after eyewitness video surfaced said the subway traffic police They were later contacted by victim Kyra Thurston to report the incident


Thurston said he got into an altercation with a group of boys around 4 p.m. ET Monday after he asked them to stop swearing.

The situation escalated and the group started throwing things at her before physically pushing her off the bus at one of the stops.

The suspect is one of eight people believed to have taken part in the attack, including the boy.

An internal investigation found that the bus driver did not follow proper procedures and police said appropriate administrative action would be taken.

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Police said bulletins were distributed this week to all Metrobus operators reminding them of protocols for disturbances on board, and the agency is stepping up W4 patrols.

A few days after the arrest FOX 5 gets assault video Thurston said the bus kept moving during the attack.

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A Metrobus operator driving in Washington DC on October 24, 2018.

“The bus driver didn’t try to stop the bus. He didn’t warn anything either for the local authorities or for my defense,” she said. She said, “The bus driver didn’t stop when she yelled, ‘Stop the bus, get off the bus.'”

“The city has invested a lot of resources in providing opportunities for young people to avoid being involved in situations and incidents like this, especially violent ones,” said DC Police Chief Robert Contee III. Mr. Told Station. “Everyone has the right to be safe in the community, and when identifying this kind of thing, we need to get to the root of why they did it. But more importantly, in addition to accountability. , is also an opportunity for those young people.”

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A sign asking about cash-free bus rides is posted at a Metrobus stop in Washington DC on October 24, 2018.

Metro general manager and CEO Randy Clarke tweeted on Friday, crediting Attorney General Karl Racine for bringing the case to the attention.


“We thank the MTPD for their swift work in arresting two adults involved in this reprehensible incident. Unacceptable Behavior on Metrobus “I have personally called the victim and apologized for what happened. We need the help of parents, schools and community leaders.”

Police said additional arrests were possible in the case.

Fox News’ Pilar Arias contributed to this report.