Footage of Yonkers Bee-Line bus altercation raises more questionsPosted: Updated:
New video shows an altercation on a Bee-Line bus that has brought about new questions about what led up to the incident.
Westchester police investigators are reviewing surveillance video of an alleged attack on a bus in Yonkers. The video from last Saturday shows a woman and man getting into a physical altercation that lasts about 20 to 30 seconds long. But the moments that led to the incident remain in question.
"It's not what appears to be like a simple case of somebody assaulting somebody else," says Westchester Chief Investigator John Hodges.
Wykeema Carson is the woman on the bus. In an interview with News 12 Sunday, she claimed a man assaulted her after she was trying to get a refund from the driver because she overpaid her bus fare. She also said the driver continued driving for several stops after the altercation without calling police. Investigators, though, say that wasn't the case.
"At no point does anybody ask the bus driver, and that's why he just proceeded to drive the bus," says Hodges.
Investigators also say it appeared in the video that Carson was actually the aggressor. She maintains that that isn't true.
"The man started with me, and as I was going back, pushed me," says Carson. "Why would I put my hands on someone first?"
The executive vice president for the bus company Liberty Lines says the driver followed standard procedures. He declined to release more information until police close the case.
Investigators say they would like to speak to the man in the video, as well as anyone else who might have been on the bus that can help the investigation.