Oklahoma bus driver attacked by passenger, forcing crash; suspect arrested

Typical "Police Line Do Not Cross" barricade tape, often seen cordoning off crime scenes.

An Oklahoma City Embark bus slammed into a building Saturday at N Western Avenue and Britton Road following an altercation between the bus driver and a passenger.

A passenger asked to be let off the bus at a location that was not a designated bus stop and when the driver refused, the passenger assaulted the bus driver, removing him from the driver's seat leading to the crash, said Oklahoma City police Lt. Jeff Cooper.

The address of the building that was damaged is 9223 N Western, which is the location of Britton Lumber & Supply Co.

Five passengers were on the bus at the time of the crash, Cooper said. One person was transported with minor injuries, and the suspect was arrested, he said.

Two people who were inside the building were uninjured, he said.

Shift Commander Jim Williams with the Oklahoma City Fire Department said a hazmat unit was called to the scene because power lines were knocked down and the bus is powered by natural gas.

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