A man was arrested Wednesday morning after he attacked a SEPTA bus driver near Independence Mall, police and SEPTA officials said.
Police said Robert Moore, 32, of Granite Road, Melrose Park, got on the Route 33 bus around 9:45 a.m. at Fourth and Market Streets. As the bus pulled away, Moore allegedly began speaking to the driver, then started choking him. SEPTA officials also said Moore brandished a knife.
The driver was able to put the bus into park and two passengers came to his aid and subdued Moore, police said. Moore was charged with aggravated assault and related offenses. - Allison Steele