POLICE are hunting a man who sprayed a chemical in the face of a bus driver in Sydney.
The shocking attack happened about 10.35pm on Thursday, when the bus stopped between Flinders and Crown streets in Surry Hills.
It’s understood the bus was at full capacity, with the driver telling a man waiting at the bus stop that he could not get on.
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“Witnesses have told police the man began to abuse the driver, before spraying the driver in the face with a chemical, suspected of being capsicum spray,” NSW police said.
The driver then began having trouble breathing, with passengers calling emergency crews for help.
Paramedics treated the driver at the scene before he was released to go home.
Officers are now appealing for public assistance to identify the man involved.
He is described as having short brown hair and was wearing a long-sleeved business shirt which was blue with white dots, navy trousers and was carrying a satchel-style bag.
Witnesses told police he spoke with an English accent.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Surry Hills Police or Crime Stoppers.
You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.