AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department said a man suspected of hitting someone and threatening them with a weapon on a CapMetro bus June 14 in north Austin was arrested.
George Johnson, 32, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is in custody at Travis County jail as of Thursday night.
Police said an anonymous tip led officers to Johnson.
According to a previous release, the victim told APD that the man, who the victim didn’t know, first made “inappropriate and derogatory comments” during a bus ride. When the bus stopped on Norwood Park Boulevard, the suspect again made derogatory comments and “approached the victim with an edged weapon,” then hit the victim in the face.
The bus stop’s exact address is 1030 Norwood Park Blvd., which is in the parking lot of a Walmart north of U.S. Highway 183 and east of Interstate 35.
After the alleged assault, the suspect got off the bus and walked toward a Goodwill store near Clock Tower Drive, APD said. Although the victim was hit by the suspect, the victim wasn’t hurt, APD said.