Suspect shown punching RIPTA driver turns himself in

By News Staff

Providence Police have confirmed that the suspect wanted for punching a RIPTA bus driver has turned himself in.

24-year-old Jose Rivera Lopez, of Providence, was wanted by police after surveillance footage showed him punching a RIPTA driver in the face as he was exiting the bus on May 6th. 

After the assault Lopez took off, and police say the driver was okay.

Lopez was arrested Friday, May 15th, after turning himself in to authorities.

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