BC Transit Bus Lane
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One man has been arrested after yelling profanities on a BC Transit bus and refusing to disembark.

According to a statement from Saanich Police, the man was on a bus at 8:30 a.m. on Monday morning when he began to yell profanities at another person who had just sat down.

When the bus arrived at the next stop, in the 1600 block of Cedar Hill Cross Road, the bus operator asked the suspect to leave.

Instead of getting off the bus, the suspect approached the driver and began yelling profanities at them.

He then reached around the safety divider and tried to assault the driver. At this point, a fight broke out between the two people, after which the suspect finally left the bus.

Police say they were able to find and arrest the 34-year-old man who was the suspect in this incident.

The bus operator was not physically injured.