Crazed commuter slaps and punches MTA bus driver in Manhattan

A Manhattan MTA bus driver was slapped and punched by an unhinged passenger, according to police.

The 57-year-old victim was driving an M4 bus when the attacker boarded near Broadway and W. 157th St. in Washington Heights at about 2:25 p.m. on Oct. 31, cops said Wednesday.

With no provocation, the rider slapped the driver about the face and then sat down.

The bus driver and the man did not exchange any words, police said.

As the bus was still idling at the stop the assailant stood up and again approached the driver, this time punching him in the face multiple times.

The attacker got off the bus and ran off north on Broadway toward W. 158th St. and has not been caught, cops said.

Medics treated the driver on the scene for minor injuries.

Police on Wednesday released surveillance footage of the man and ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.