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‘Unruly’ bus passengers arrested after assaulting driver, Prince George RCMP officer

Man and woman refused to get off transit, resisted police efforts to cooperate
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Inside a Prince George transit bus (via Kyle Balzer)

A 30-year-old man and 29-year-old woman are appearing in Prince George court today (Jan. 29) after they were held overnight for resisting arrest.

Prince George RCMP were called to UNBC’s campus around 5:30 p.m. last night (Jan. 28) as the man was described as drunk and ‘unruly,’ while reportedly harassing other people on a transit bus.

The driver was assaulted by the two passengers after they were asked to get off the bus, prompting everyone to get off and call police.

The man and woman were walking away when police arrived on scene and as one officer tried to arrest the man, he resisted, forcing more officers to be called in.

“The officer was assaulted during the incident, but managed to effect the arrest with the assistance of a second officer that arrived to assist,” reads an RCMP release.

“The female also resisted arrest, but was swiftly taken into custody.”

The first officer assaulted in the incident went to hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

No other information has been released with regards to the driver’s condition or of any potential charges being laid or approved.