Bus route changed after violent rock attack

Bus driver hit in face by rocks thrown by youths

The bus operator Arriva has been forced to alter bus 2A’s route to avoid Ruten in the Copenhagen suburb of Tingbjerg due to a violent incident last night in which youths threw rocks through the window of a bus that had stopped on the street to pick up passengers.

One of the rocks hit the bus driver in the face and the City Police are appealing for witnesses of the crime.

“One of the rocks went through the window and hit the driver in the face,” duty officer Kristian Aaskov told Metroxpress newspaper. “It’s not the first time this has happened, so we patrol daily out there, but it happened anyway.”

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Troubled area
According to the police, two cars with three to four youths in each of them drove up to the 2A bus just after 19:00 before throwing the rocks and driving off.

Tingbjerg was on the government’s latest list of marginalised and troubled neighbourhoods as one of Denmark’s 31 ‘ghetto areas’.

Following the attack, Arriva changed the route so that the 2A line doesn’t drive up Ruten any longer.