NEWS
02/15/2017 14:24 EST | Updated 02/16/2018 00:12 EST

Suspect sought after bus driver assaulted in West Kelowna

RCMP in West Kelowna are searching for a suspect connected to the alleged assault of a female bus driver on Monday afternoon.

The assault happened on board a BC Transit bus stopped at the Highway 97 South and Hudson Road bus exchange on Family Day, said a statement issued by police.

The operator was allegedly struck by a young man who then fled on foot. The bus driver did not require any medical treatment as her injuries were minor.

"Investigators will be conducting a review of the bus's on-board video surveillance cameras for any evidence to further their ongoing investigation," said RCMP Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey.

The suspect is described as a young aboriginal male, with dark hair and a poor complexion. He was last seen wearing a dark hoodie, dark shorts, white running shoes and carrying a large backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to call the RCMP.

The incident follows the fatal stabbing of a Winnipeg Transit driver on Tuesday.