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Pair charged following incident on bus near UNBC

A man and a woman have been charged following an incident on a city bus on the UNBC campus Tuesday evening.

Police say that at approximately 5:30 p.m., they received a report of an unruly passenger on a transit bus on the campus. 

Initial reports were that an intoxicated man, accompanied by a woman, was harassing other passengers.  Both were asked to get off the bus, but refused and allegedly assaulted the bus driver.  The bus was cleared for the safety of all passengers and a call was made to police.

Officers were dispatched to the scene.  The first officer attended and was directed towards the man and woman who had exited the bus and were walking away from police.  The officer attempted to arrest the man, but was met with resistance.  The officer immediately requested help from other officers, who diverted to UNBC.  The officer was allegedly assaulted during the incident, but managed to effect the arrest with the assistance of a second officer that arrived to assist.

Police say the woman also resisted arrest, but was taken into custody.

The first officer attended hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  The bus driver was not hurt.

This afternoon, the BC Prosecution Service charged 30-year-old Geoffrey David Lamb of Prince George with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • Assault police officer
  • Resist arrest
  • Uttering threats
  • Cause disturbance

The BC Prosecution Service also charged 29-year-old Marsha Michelle Lewis of Prince George with :

  • Assault
  • Cause disturbance

Both appeared in Provincial Court this afternoon and were released until their next court date, scheduled for February 26.

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