BAYONNE, NJ - A passenger seeking to travel to Journal Square became violent Thursday when he was told the bus he was on would not be traveling to that location, law enforcement officials have reported.

According to Lt. Eric Amato, the man boarded the bus just before 7:30 a.m. in the area of 54th Street and Kennedy Blvd and, after being learning the bus did not go to Journal Square, punched the 57-year-old driver causing a minor injury to his notice. 

The bus driver attempted to apprehend and detain the suspect but was unable to after the man fled on foot to 55th Street and then east towards Avenue C.

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