Passenger sprays Brooklyn bus driver in the face with unknown substance

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NJ Burkett has the story.

Police are looking for the woman who sprayed a New York City bus driver with an unknown substance in Brooklyn.

The incident happened aboard an MTA B15 bus that was stopped and discharging passengers in the vicinity of Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Lafayette Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant just before 11 p.m. Friday.

Authorities say an unidentified female passenger sprayed the substance, believed to be Mace or some type of pepper spray, in the face of the 57-year-old bus driver, causing discomfort and a burning sensation.

The driver was treated for eye irritation at Woodhull Hospital and released.

Police describe the suspect as a black female last seen wearing a surgical mask and all dark clothing.

The investigation is ongoing, but authorities believe the attack to be completely unprovoked.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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