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February 26, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Video captures attack on Wash. bus driver

Video warning: Profane language and violence.

UPDATE, 6:10 p.m. |  The Olympian cites court papers that say the 24-year-old man who attacked the bus driver suffers from mental-health issues and was off his medications.

Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon today ordered the man be held on suspicion of second-degree felony assault during a court hearing, and set bail at $20,000.

The bus driver suffered a broken nose in the attack, the newspaper reports.

ORIGINAL POST | OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A surveillance camera captured a beating that injured a bus driver in Olympia.

Intercity Transit spokeswoman Kris Fransen says the driver suffered cuts, bruises and a fractured nose in Tuesday’s attack. He was treated at a hospital and released.

The 24-year-old passenger accused of beating the driver is being held on investigation of third-degree assault.

After warning the passenger to tone down his language, the bus driver stopped the bus and walked back to tell the man to leave.

In the video, the driver appears to try to shove the man out. That’s when the man started hitting the driver. One passenger tried to pull the man off.

Passengers and the driver called 911. The driver has worked for the transit agency for seven years.

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