Man Arrested After Assaulting Bus Driver/Police Officers

Salina Police responded to a homeless man being disorderly on a public bus on Tuesday evening.

Capt. Paul Forrester says that the man was on a Greyhound Bus when he started yelling and cursing at the driver for not opening the door at McDonald’s at 125 E. Diamond Dr.

After the man became disorderly, the driver opened door to let him off the bus. When he got off, he slammed the door on the driver.

The driver called authorities who made contact with the subject in the McDonald’s parking lot at 5 P.M. on Tuesday evening.

When the police went to arrest the subject, he resisted when officers went to cuff him. After being cuffed, he then spit on two officers while they were trying to put him in the back of the squad car before he was finally detained.

Forrester says that police charged 39-year-old Kevin Eidt with two counts of battery on an officer, one count resisting arrest, one count of regular battery for hitting the bus driver and disorderly conduct.

The bus driver was not injured in the incident.