An Iranian man who was released without bail after fighting with police near the Presidential Palace yesterday morning, beat up a bus driver in Yonghe District before fighting with police who came to the driver’s assistance this morning.
Wahid, 31, was released without bail last night and restricted to his residence in Yonghe District. At around 6:00am, Wahid appeared in the middle of a road in Yonghe District, impeding traffic. The driver of a shuttle bus got out to try to persuade him to get off the road.
Wahid punched the 63 year-old driver around the face and head more than 10 times, leaving the driver with a black eye, bruised face, and a bloody nose. Frightened passengers called the police. When police arrived, Wahid started fighting with them. At least one officer was punched in the face.
Two passersby came to the assistance of the police and helped subdue Wahid.
An Apple Daily report alleges that Wahid went out drinking with friends all night and was on his way home when the altercation occurred. However, police found Wahid had a zero blood alcohol level. Wahid claimed that he was out of sorts because he had lost his job and was unemployed.