A 57-year-old Bee-line bus driver was stabbed on Thursday after a passenger got angry that he couldn't get off the bus at a certain spot, police said.

When the bus stopped on Jerome Avenue in the Bronx to pick someone up at about noon, the driver told 33-year-old West Akpan that he was unable to get off, per the Westchester company's policy, police said. But Akpan, who had gotten on just under a mile before, allegedly argued with the driver and stabbed him in the torso, near Gun Hill Road.

When police arrived the driver was able to point out Akpan, who was arrested and charged with assault at the scene. The driver was taken to North Central Bronx Hospital in stable condition.