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BEYOND LOCAL: Driver fights off attempted bus hijacking in GTA

Suspect drove away in transit supervisor vehicle but crashed it and was taken into custody
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MISSISSAUGA - The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) says a passenger tried to hijack a Mississauga bus but the driver fought him off.

The alleged incident happened at about 1 a.m. Tuesday.

The union says while wrestling with her assailant the driver was able to bring the bus to a safe stop. 

According to the union, the attempted hijacker left the bus as a MiWay supervisor arrived on the scene. 

The union says the suspect drove away in the supervisor’s vehicle but crashed it and was taken into custody.

Jack Jackson, president of ATU Local 1572, says the city of Mississauga needs to take "all acts of aggression more seriously."

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 1, 2022.

The Canadian Press