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Police seek to identify suspect after three teens assaulted on Nanaimo bus: RCMP (UPDATED)

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UPDATE:

Nanaimo RCMP has reported that the individual who allegedly assaulted several youths on an RDN Transit bus on August 26th has been identified.

The investigation of the incident will continue.

ORIGINAL:

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly attacked three teenagers in late August.

At around 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 26th, the man reportedly assaulted the teens on an Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) Transit bus following an altercation.

According to police, kids ranging between 13-16 years of age were seated behind the suspect, described as a 35-45 year Caucasian man. 

At some point, there was an interaction between the teens and the man, and during this time, the man had stood up and began punching the youths repeatedly in the face. 

He then walked over to the exit door, kicking it repeatedly until the driver pulled over and let him out. The man was last seen walking southbound along Uplands Drive. 

The youths were not seriously injured but did sustain some minor cuts, bruising, and swelling from the punches.

The suspect is said to be 5 feet and 10 inches tall, he was wearing glasses, and had receding short brown hair. He was wearing a blue tank top, blue shorts, and was carrying a black backpack.

If anyone has any information on the identity of this person, Nanaimo RCMP is asking that you call them at 250-754-2345.

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