A bus driver struck a passenger about the head with a phone after the rider refused to give up his seat to an elderly woman, police said.

The driver, Larry Woods, 44, and the rider, Christian Custis, 22, were arrested and charged with assault and harassment after the incident on the Q43 bus in the Jamaica section of Queens. Woods was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon. The men were arraigned in Queens Criminal Court.

According to police, Woods asked Custis to give up his seat when the woman using a cane boarded the bus at Hillside Avenue and 164th Street on Friday. Custis refused, police said. The driver then hit Custis about the head with the bus' onboard phone.

The men were treated for minor injuries at Mary Immaculate Hospital before being arrested.