Police: Stamford man charged with assaulting passenger on bus in Darien

Police said Stamford resident Rainaldo Morris has been charged with assaulting a passenger on a public transit bus in Darien in October.

Police said Stamford resident Rainaldo Morris has been charged with assaulting a passenger on a public transit bus in Darien in October.

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DARIEN — A Stamford man has been charged with second-degree assault after police say he attacked another person on a public bus in October.

Rainaldo Morris was arrested Dec. 20 on a warrant, which also charged him with breach of peace, Darien police said Tuesday in a news release. 

Police said the 27-year-old man was held on $75,000 bond after turning himself in and was scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 28. Court records indicate Morris was released on bond and he has not entered a plea to the charges.

Just before 7:40 p.m. on Oct. 21, 2022, Darien police said they were called to Post Road near the Brookside Road intersection after a "physical altercation" onboard a public transit bus.

"The victim pointed out Morris and stated that Morris attacked him randomly and was unsure why," the release stated. 

Police said the victim, whose age or city of residence was not provided, was taken to the hospital after sustaining "multiple lacerations" and abrasions to his face.

Another witness said Morris had gotten on the bus and was “acting out of the norm,” and began attacking the victim out of nowhere, police said.

Police said when they tried to speak with Morris, he "began spitting at officers." 

He was taken to the hospital for evaluation, police said.