Man pulls knife on bus driver in New Orleans, arrested after video released

Man pulls knife on bus driver in New Orleans, arrested after video released
The NOPD is searching for a man accused of pulling out a knife on a bus driver. (Source: NOPD)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans arrested a man who pulled a knife on a Regional Transit Authority bus driver near the I-610 split.

The incident was caught on video Monday around 8:50 p.m.

The bus driver was operating a bus in the listed area when the suspect, Terry Renard, 52, who was a passenger on the bus approached the plexiglass screen surrounding the driver.

Renard reportedly pulled out a knife and begin banging on the plexiglass and threatening the driver. The man exited the bus at the intersection of Franklin Ave. and Gentilly Blvd.

The suspect was arrested on Thursday and taken to the Orleans Parish Justice Center. He was charged with aggravated assault.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Third District detectives at 504-658-6030 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.

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