Metro Vancouver Transit Police say a man accused of an unprovoked attack on a teen riding a transit bus in Surrey last month has been arrested.
The incident happened just before 2 p.m. on April 1 on a route 335 bus headed to Netwon Exchange.
Police say the suspect boarded the bus and made his way to the back, where he sat near the 17-year-old victim.
According to police the man became increasingly agitated, before standing up and blocking the girl in her seat.
“Then, without any provocation, he allegedly punched her in the head several times, causing her glasses to fly off her face,” police said in a media release.
“Despite the teen’s attempts to defend herself, when she bent over to pick up her glasses the suspect allegedly used his knee to strike her in the head.”
Police say the man got off the bus at 152 Street and 84 Avenue.
The victim did not suffer any serious physical injuries.
On Saturday, transit police say the 46-year-old suspect was arrested at his Surrey home on Friday without incident.
He has been charged with one count of assault, and released on conditions including a ban on the use of Coast Mountain buses.