Person steals MARTA bus, drives to Stone Mountain Park, MARTA says

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A person has been charged with hijacking a MARTA bus, according to the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority.

MARTA officials say the incident began in Tucker when a passenger boarded the bus at Lawrenceville Highway and Steel Drive at around 5 p.m. Sunday.

A spokesperson for the organization told FOX 5 the passenger verbally assaulted the bus driver who tried to deboard and report it to the authorities.

Once the driver was off, they say the person stole the empty bus and drove it to the entrance of Stone Mountain Park where they were immediately arrested.

No one was injured, and the bus was not damaged.

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