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Speeding Uber Driver At Mineta San Jose Allegedly Assaults Airport Worker

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) -- A worker at Mineta San Jose International Airport was allegedly assaulted by an Uber driver after the worker confronted the driver for speeding, according to police.

The incident happened last Thursday morning in front of the car rental facility, San Jose police said.

Airport spokeswoman Rosemary Barnes declined to identify the employee, but said he remained on the job and was not injured after the incident.

According to police, the airport worker saw a white Mercedes speeding and he followed the car to the rental facility.

After the driver parked, the worker confronted him about driving too fast through the airport and began to take pictures of the driver and his vehicle, which had an Uber sticker on the windshield, police said.

The driver got out of the Mercedes, grabbed the airport worker's shirt, and shoved him, according to police Sgt. Enrique Garcia.

The driver's fare then arrived, got into the man's car and they drove away.

The Uber driver was described as a white male in his 40s with dark hair, about 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds.

San Jose released two images of the alleged driver and distributed the photos to the media.

Uber driver in alleged Mineta assault
Uber driver in alleged Mineta assault (SJPD)

In a statement, a spokesperson for Uber said, "We have a zero-tolerance policy for violence of any kind while driving or riding with the Uber platform. Our safety team is currently looking into this incident, and we have reached out proactively to law enforcement officials to offer our assistance in their investigation."

San Jose police urged anyone with information to contact them.

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