Off-duty RTA bus driver assaulted at Louis Stokes Rapid Station in Cleveland

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio - RTA police are investigating the assault on an off-duty bus driver on Thursday.

According to Mary Schaffer with RTA, the driver was off duty in the parking lot of the Louis Stokes Rapid Station at Windermere located at 14233 Euclid Ave. around 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 268 President William Nix said the driver just got off of work and told a group of kids to stop smoking. Nix said that's when he was attacked.

The 54-year-old driver was on the ground when officers arrived, the police report said.

The driver suffered minor head injuries and was transported to University Hospital, according to a RTA media representative.

The investigation is ongoing. RTA will review surveillance video as part of their investigation.

Check back for more details.

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