Shocking footage has emerged of a dispute between two women on a Perth bus that escalated into a fist fight last Tuesday.
The video, captured by a passenger and uploaded to Youtube, shows the two women verbally abusing each other before the violence breaks out.
The incident happened about 7.45pm on the 99 circle route, near Hilton.
One woman appears to take offence to the other woman racially abusing a passenger.
After a two-minute tirade of insults and threats, the two women meet in the middle of the bus and start throwing punches.
Passengers rush to get out of the way as the combatants push and pull each other across the bus.
The video, titled Bus Fight Aussie Style, ends with one of the women pinning the other to the ground.
Public Transport Authority spokesman David Hynes said the bus driver had done the right thing by activating a duress alarm.
Unfortunately, security arrived after the women had left the bus.
“Within 10 minutes, the security car had caught up with the bus,” he said.
“When (the driver) stopped the bus to wait for the security van, the women got off.
“Our passengers should not have to be confronted with this sort of behaviour, so we do everything we can to address it.
“The best thing we can do is have a well-organised, well-trained and well-supported, technologically, security force that responds quickly, as they did.”
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