The union representing a bus driver involved in Tuesday’s assault case in Langley says the man acted quickly and correctly to ensure the safety of passengers.
Unifor local 111 president Nathan Woods says the bus driver is very upset that inaccurate information has misrepresented his role in acting quickly and appropriately to end a violent situation and ensure the safety of all passengers.
Woods says a short 20-second cell phone video only records a very small portion of this incident resulting in some blame he didn’t do enough.
It was a violent episode where a female passenger threatened a mother and her three children.
Woods says the driver moved fast to separate the two women and the children and get the instigator off of the bus.
The accused, Leah MacKay was arrested at her home Wednesday and has since been charged with assault and uttering threats.
A psychiatric assessment has been ordered for the accused who already has a long criminal record.
WARNING: the video is profanity-laced and violent.
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