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A BC Transit bus driver and one female passenger were injured following an assault just outside of the downtown core Thursday afternoon.

Just after 1:30 p.m., police were called to a bus stop on Gorge Road East near the intersection of Douglas Street and Hillside Avenue.

The bus driver was injured after trying to break up a fight that had started on the public transit vehicle.

“The investigation is in the early stages, but it appears that the driver attempted to stop an altercation between two people on the bus when they were assaulted,” VicPD told Victoria Buzz.

After the incident, the driver was taken to hospital for treatment of injuries.

Police say that one man was arrested shortly after they arrived.

Meanwhile, BC Transit told Victoria Buzz that they are aware of the incident and that the scene is still an “active situation”.

“We are aware of an incident involving a transit operator that happened at Douglas Street and Hillside Avenue,” said John Palmer, BC Transit Director of Safety and Emergency Management. He also added that BC Transit is assisting VicPD with the investigation.

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