PORTLAND - Surveillance video from a TriMet bus showed a passenger approaching a driver in a "menacing fashion," but no physical contact between the two, a spokeswoman said Monday.
The driver did not press charges, but there were initial questions last week, over whether the passenger may have punched the driver.
After reviewing the tape, TriMet spokeswoman Roberta Altstadt said the passenger appeared to be yelling at the operator. Then, the passenger jumped up and quickly approached the driver "in a menacing fashion."
"Initial reports from the scene stated that the operator was punched, however, the video shows just a verbal altercation," Altstadt stated.
As a result, the passenger was kicked off the bus and will not be allowed to return for 90 days.
The driver continued on his route on the 45-69 line after the incident.
Transit Police Division officers also investigated the incident.
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