Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced that a suspect, Alfredo Perez, has been indicted on multiple charges in the assault on TA Surface Operator John Browne of Gleason Depot.
Perez is accused of attacking Browne the night of September 13. Browne was awaiting mechanical assistance for his B35 bus when Perez allegedly slashed his face with a knife.
From D.A. Thompson's press release:
Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a 29-year old Bronx man has been indicted on assault and other charges for allegedly slashing the neck of a New York City Transit bus driver earlier this month.
District Attorney Thompson said, “This defendant could have easily killed this innocent and hardworking bus driver who was simply waiting for his bus to be towed after it broke down. We will now vigorously prosecute this and any other violent and senseless attack on any Transit worker in Brooklyn.”
The District Attorney identified the defendant as Alfredo Perez, 29, of 1363 Franklin Avenue in the Bronx. He has been named in a six-count indictment in which he is charged with first-degree assault, first-degree attempted assault, two counts of second-degree assault, third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. The indictment was filed yesterday in Brooklyn Supreme Court. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison. The defendant is presently being held on $15,000 bail, which was set at his Criminal Court arraignment.