A Muni driver was stabbed in the leg multiple times Wednesday while trying to escort a knife-wielding thug off the bus in the Tenderloin, police said.
The 52-year-old man was driving the 31 Balboa bus about 7 p.m. when a passenger informed him that another passenger was armed with a knife, Officer Gordon Shyy said Thursday.
The driver stopped the bus at Eddy and Taylor streets and called police. The armed man, identified as 47-year-old David Choy of San Francisco, reportedly stormed up to the driver and demanded that he continue on his route.
After Choy hurled threats at the driver, Shyy said, the driver attempted to escort him off the bus. Choy then allegedly stabbed the driver.
Police arrested Choy and booked him into County Jail on charges that include assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, resisting arrest, probation violation and multiple local warrants.
The operator was rushed to the hospital and his injuries are not life threatening, Muni spokesman Paul Rose said. He was released from the hospital the same night, Rose added.