Woman Arrested for Spraying Mace at SEPTA Bus Driver in Olney

She maced a passenger in a wheelchair, too, according to officials.

A woman was arrested for spraying mace at a SEPTA bus driver on June 5th. | Photo by Flickr user Perry Quan

Photo by Flickr user Perry Quan

Police arrested a woman for allegedly spraying mace at a SEPTA bus driver and a passenger in a wheelchair Tuesday evening in the city’s Olney neighborhood.

SEPTA officials said the incident occurred around 7:45 p.m. near the intersection of 5th Street and West Olney Avenue, along bus route 47. The bus driver stopped the bus to help the passenger in the wheelchair onto the bus, officials said, when the woman boarded the bus and claimed the driver should have stopped for her sooner.

She then sprayed mace at the driver and, by mistake, the passenger, according to SEPTA.

Both the driver and the passenger were taken to the hospital. The name of the woman who was arrested has not yet been released.

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