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Investigation underway after St. Louis City Sheriff's Deputy punched on Metro Bus

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Police at Page & Woodson after an assault on a Metro Bus (Credit: KMOV) Police at Page & Woodson after an assault on a Metro Bus (Credit: KMOV)

OVERLAND, Mo. (KMOV.com) –  An investigation is underway after a St. Louis City Sheriff's Deputy was punched on a Metro Bus Wednesday morning.

An Overland police officer was called to the scene and was involved in a car accident while responding to the incident. 

Around 6:40 a.m., the St. Louis City Sheriff's Deputy was punched on a bus near Page and Woodson. The officer was able to put a call in for an "officer in need of aid" to area police departments following the incident. 

The Overland officer responding to the altercation was involved in an accident with a Jeep. The driver and officer involved in the accident are expected to be recover, according to police. 

The suspect accused of assaulting the officer on the Metro Bus was taken into custody. The deputy was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation. 

The cause of the altercation is still under investigation.

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