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Greyhound Bus Driver Beaten With Padlock

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(credit: AP)

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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A Greyhound bus driver is recovering from facial injuries after a passenger beat him with a steel padlock in Glenwood Springs.

Authorities say Agapito Valencia, 48, of Albuquerque, N.M., beat the unnamed driver on Thursday afternoon at the Tomahawk Truck Stop, which serves as a Greyhound station.

The (Glenwood Springs) Post Independent reports that Valencia approached the driver at some point before arriving in Glenwood Springs asking questions about the next stop. When the driver didn’t understand the question, Valencia allegedly started yelling racial epithets.

When the bus stopped, Valencia allegedly followed the bus driver into the restroom and began hitting him in the face with the padlock.

Valencia faces assault and other charges.

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