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Metro releases video of man who reported being stuck by needle on bus

Newly available video footage contradicts a man's claims that a syringe jabbed him in the arm as he sat down on a bus seat, according to Metro Transit. (Photo: KOMO News)

SEATTLE - Newly available video footage contradicts a man's claims that a syringe jabbed him in the arm as he sat down on a bus seat, according to Metro Transit.

The footage shows the man boarding a bus in downtown Seattle on Wednesday morning.

In a previous interview, the passenger said he felt immediate pain as he sat down and looked to see a needle wedged in the bus seat. However, Metro Transit said his claims are not supported by the onboard video.

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The man also said he had a conversation with the bus driver about the needle - but the video doesn't support that either.

Metro acknowledges that reports do get come in of needles spotted aboard buses or around bus shelters. After KOMO News asked about the man claiming to be poked, Metro said a maintenance crew conducted a thorough search of the bus but nothing turned up.

Metro emphasized it has strict protocols regarding discarded needles and takes these reports seriously.

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