Suspect charged for punching EMTA driver

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Multiple charges are pending against a passenger who allegedly punched an Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority bus driver Thursday afternoon.

Erie Police say a man refused to get off the bus after the driver asked him to wear a mask.

Police said the passenger showed the bus driver his COVID-19 vaccination card instead.

The EMTA driver continued to tell the passenger he couldn’t get on the bus because he didn’t have a mask.

Police say that is when the passenger punched the driver twice in the face.

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