violence against public transit workers

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Mar 22 '19 08:31

A 41-year-old man was arrested for strangling a female conductor on the train from Amsterdam to Haarlem on Thursday. He attacked the conductor after he pulled down his own pants and fondled his genitals, RTL Nieuws reports. 

The man was traveling without a ticket. When the conductor noticed and addressed him on it, he pulled up his shirt, pulled down his pants and started fondling his genitals. The conductor stepped away to call for assistance, but the man grabbed her from behind and started to strangle her.

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Feb 13 '17 10:06

An Eindhoven bus driver who had a corrosive liquid thrown in his face while on duty late in January, is doing well and is back at work, his employer said to Omroep Brabant. "He was home for a while, but is back at work now. He sustained no permanent injury", the employer said to the broadcaster.

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Feb 9 '17 09:36

A bus driver in Eindhoven was attacked by three men on Friday, January 27th, the police said on Wednesday. The perpetrators threw a corrosive liquid in the bus driver's face, injuring his eyes. It is unclear whether he will recover fully, Omroep Brabant reports.

The men threw the liquid in the bus driver's face immediately after boarding the bus at the Nicolaistraat bus stop and then fled on foot. They are still at large.

The perpetrators are all men between the ages of 20 and 25 years old with tanned skin. 

Two cops arresting a man at the Conservatoriumlaan bus stop in Tilburg, 18 Jan 2017
Jan 20 '17 11:35

A 25-year-old man from Tilburg who was arrested on Wednesday after eating a sandwich on a bus, is astounded by the commotion that arose around him and his sandwich, he said on RTL Late Night. 

Thirteen police officers responded to a bus driver reporting that he felt unsafe after the young Tilburg man refused to discard his sandwich. A bystander filmed the man's arrest and posted it online.

Two cops arresting a man at the Conservatoriumlaan bus stop in Tilburg, 18 Jan 2017
Jan 19 '17 12:20

An incident caused by two men eating a sandwich on a Tilburg bus on Wednesday ended in a 25-year-old man being detained in an arrest involving 13 police officers. Several videos of the arrest on Conservatoriumlaan were shared on social media.

According to Yoni Klarenbeek, a fellow passenger on the bus who posted a video of the arrest on Facebook, the trouble revolved around a sandwich. "The guy did not want to discard the sandwich when the bus driver asked him to, except for eating on the bus he was doing nothing wrong. No swearing, no threats."

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May 25 '16 08:13

Public transport employees are faced with incidents that are becoming more violent. Though the actual number of incidents did not really increase over the past years, according to professor Ronald van Steden of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam

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Feb 17 '16 07:34

Amsterdam public transit operator GVB are permanently deploying extra security guards on buses, at bus shelters and at end stops, especially in Amsterdam-Noord where five bus drivers were violently robbed over the past three months.

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