PORTLAND -- A TriMet bus driver was punched by a passenger in North Portland after he was told that a transfer was not valid.

The attack on the No. 4 line was about 7 p.m. at North Willis and Chautauqua, said Sgt. Pete Simpson.

The driver told police that the young man ran away east on North Seward Avenue. He could not be found.

The suspect was wearing a red stocking cap, headphones and red and gray checkered coat and carrying a black backpack.

Anyone with information was asked to contact

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