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An MTA bus driver was injured during an attempted robbery this morning.

According to the MTA, M72 bus driver was in his bus at 66th Street and Freedom Place around 7:30 a.m., when a male tried to take his gold chain. During the struggle, the bus driver suffered a laceration and was taken to the hospital.

The suspect fled.

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It unclear whether the bus was in service and if there were other passengers on board. Sometimes at the end of the route, the bus drivers will take a break before starting again.

The intersection is where a number of luxury Trump Place buildings are located. One worker said that he didn't see anything, just a number of police officers arriving at the scene, with one asking, "Did someone call?"

The MTA has been rolling out safety partitions for drivers, but not all buses have them.