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Bus Ride Turns Violent For SEPTA Passenger

By Paul Kurtz and Kristen Johanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- A woman at the center of an attack on a SEPTA bus overnight spoke with detectives about the incident.

Northeast Detective Lt. Dennis Rosenbaum says the 22-year-old victim walked in around 8:30 Friday morning.

"We sat her down and talked to her.  She stated she was fine, that she was not abducted, that she was not assaulted, and that she did not want to cooperate any further."

Authorities say the woman was jumped by a man while attempting to exit a SEPTA bus on Roosevelt Boulevard near Adams Avenue.

Chief Inspector Scott Small says the woman's attacker had been following the bus in his car.  At a red light he got out, smashed a window where she had been sitting and told her to get off.

When she attempted to get off off minutes later, Small says the man pulled her out and pummeled her.

"It appears though that this female who was on the bus and the male did know each other."

Police say that even though she doesn't want to press charges, they are still looking for man because he broke a SEPTA bus window.

"We believe it's a 2001-2002 Pontiac Bonneville and it has a Delaware temporary tag which is XC975492.

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