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CTA Bus Driver Stun Gun Attack: Woman Behind The Wheel Robbed And Tasered On West Side

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A CTA bus driver was robbed and shot with a stun gun early Saturday in the Austin neighborhood. (CTA Facebook) | CTA Facebook

A Chicago Transit Authority bus driver has been released from the hospital as police search for clues on the man who reportedly shot her with a stun gun and robbed her in the Austin neighborhood Saturday morning.

Around 7:30 a.m. Saturday, a man spotted the 40-year-old bus driver slumped over the wheel of the No. 126 Jackson bus in the 5900 block of West Jackson Boulevard, reports DNAinfo Chicago.

The driver told police she was driving westbound on Jackson when a man who ABC Chicago reports only rode three or so blocks yelled he needed to exit.

Police say when the driver stopped, the man "hit her with a Taser several times in the neck, chest, and left arm, then rifled through her pockets and took her cash" before running off, according to the Tribune.

The attack left the driver "unresponsive," prompting the man on the street to flag another bus down to aid the apparently unconscious driver, reports NBC Chicago.

A police spokesman couldn't confirm to DNAinfo if there were passengers aboard the bus to witness the attack, but that the bus might have video footage that could help identify the attacker; the man reportedly wore a black face mask and dark clothes during the incident.

Saturday's attack is among several in recent months against CTA bus drivers: In November, a man attacked several passengers and a driver aboard the No. 94 South California bus and little more than a month later, a man was arrested for punching a CTA bus driver and causing a crash in Albany Park.

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