OCEAN CITY — Resort detectives are currently investigating an attack by multiple individuals on an Ocean City bus driver early Saturday morning.

Although the probe is ongoing, Lindsay O’Neal of the Ocean City Police Department’s Public Affairs Office confirmed Monday that on Saturday, June 14 at about 1 a.m. multiple suspects got into a verbal altercation of some sort with a municipal bus driver after passengers were picked up along Baltimore Avenue near Dorchester Street.

“The verbal argument escalated at which the time the suspects assaulted the victim. After the assault, the suspects reportedly stole bus tickets and fled the scene. The investigation is ongoing and has been assigned to a Major Crimes detective in the Criminal Investigation Division,” O’Neal said.

It was initially reported that one of the suspects was apprehended, but O’Neal could not confirm that at this time. She said releasing specific information at this time “could compromise the case.”

The bus driver was reportedly transported to Atlantic General Hospital with injuries categorized by sources as severe.