Video of assault on bus released

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CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Chula Vista police Thursday released video showing an apparently unprovoked assault on a public bus in which a man threw a glass bottle at a fellow bus passenger, cutting his face.

Security video shows a man just before he threw a glass bottle at a fellow bus passenger.

The suspect appeared intoxicated when the attack occurred on a Metropolitan Transit System bus about 11:50 p.m. on Aug. 27, Chula Vista police Capt. Gary Wedge said. The suspect issued a gang challenge and continued to cause a disturbance after the victim responded that he did not want any problems, Wedge said.

As the bus came to a stop at Third Avenue and Naples Street, the suspect again confronted the victim and threw the bottle at his face, causing a wound that required several stitches to close, Wedge said.

Police described the suspect as Hispanic, between 20 and 25 years old, about 5-foot-9 and weighing around 170 pounds. At the time of the assault, he was wearing a black and brown plaid long-sleeved button-down shirt, dark pants and brown suede shoes.

Police asked anyone with information to call them at 619-409-5487, or to contact Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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