RTA Bus Driver Attacked

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CLEVELAND — An RTA bus driver is in the hospital after an alleged attack at the Windermere Rapid Station in East Cleveland Thursday morning.

The driver, Glen Wilson, was walking near the parking lot around 12:30 a.m. when he encountered what he believed to be a group of juveniles smoking.

Wilson advised the group that they were not allowed to smoke on RTA property and was attacked, according to union officials.

According to the police report, the suspect escaped, fleeing west on Euclid Avenue.

Wilson is in the hospital recovering. He has bruises on his face and the back of his head.

RTA officials said they are investigating.

In a statement to Fox 8 News, an RTA spokeswoman said “police are trying to locate the perpetrator and we will hope to find him and punish him to the fullest extent of the law.”

This is a developing story. Stay with Fox 8 News and Fox8.com for updates.