Montgomery County police officers check a bag taken off a 70 Metrobus after a man was placed under arrest and put in a nearby police car. (Robert Thomson/The Washington Post)

A man was arrested Monday afternoon after he allegedly assaulted several passengers on a Metrobus in Silver Spring, Montgomery County Police said.

The suspect was taken to a local hospital, where he was in police custody, said Montgomery County Police spokesman Officer Rick Goodale.

Police spokeswoman Natasha Plotnikov said a man was assaulting people and trying to kick open the door of a bus about 2:15 p.m. Monday. Metro spokeswoman Morgan Dye said the bus involved was a northbound Route 70 bus, which travels between Silver Spring and the Mall in the District.

Plotnikov said there were three victims but could not immediately specify the extent of their injuries. The incident occurred at Georgia and Wayne avenues, police said.

A spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, which responded to the scene, did not immediately return a phone call.


Police officers congregate after a man was arrested on a 70 Metrobus in Silver Spring. (Robert Thomson/The Washington Post)

Robert Thomson contributed to this report.