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MTA Bus Driver Arrested For Slashing Wife At Gravesend Home, Authorities Say

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Source: mikey k/Flickr

An MTA bus driver was arrested Tuesday for slashing his wife in the neck during a domestic dispute at the their Gravesend home, authorities say.

Raymond Soto, 60, allegedly lunged at his 33-year-old son-in-law with a knife around 1:30pm during an argument at their house near the corner of West 7th Street and Avenue V. Soto’s wife stepped between the two men and was cut in the neck by the blade, according to prosecutors. A law enforcement source said the argument was over the son-in-law’s use of a house in Pennsylvania.

Police said Soto’s wife suffered a “superficial injury.”

Soto has been charged with assault, menacing, harassment and criminal possession of a weapon. He was arraigned Monday and bail was set at $750,000, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office.

An MTA spokesperson confirmed Soto is a bus driver, but said he has been on sick leave. The MTA did not respond to a question about whether the agency would take disciplinary action against Soto for the assault.

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