A driver who allegedly threw a blunt object at an MTA bus driver in a road rage incident in East Harlem has been charged with breaking the bus window, authorities said.
Police say the suspect was charged Thursday with criminal mischief and auto stripping, which is when a person intentionally destroys or defaces any part of a vehicle that is not abandoned.
The M101 bus was traveling south on Lexington Avenue near 116th Street Wednesday evening when another driver cut off the bus, according to authorities. After a brief exchange, police say the driver behind the wheel of the car rolled down the window and threw "an unknown blunt object" at the bus driver, breaking a window on the bus.
The driver apparently was frustrated he could not get around the bus, police said.
There were several passengers on the bus at the time, but there were no injuries, police said.
The bus driver was taken to the hospital for observation.