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WMATA bus driver arrested after allegedly fighting with passenger

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A Metro bus driver was arrested Friday afternoon after allegedly getting into a fight with a passenger.

Authorities said that shortly before 4 p.m. a driver for the route 38b bus heading to Farragut Square got into a fight with a passenger over a fare dispute.

The bus was held at the Pentagon station. After taking an initial report, the bus driver was then taken into custody by Metro transit police at the Pentagon station and taken to the Arlington County detention center.

The passenger had an arm injury and was transported to a local hospital as a precaution.

The driver was immediately placed on paid administrative leave and pending the results of the administrative review and disposition of criminal charges further action may be taken.

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