Jan. 13, 2018

A Greyhound bus heading East in Wisconsin to Chicago, Ill. was surrounded by 20 police vehicles after passengers reported an individual on the bus was threatening them with harm. The driver however, refused to pull over for a long time, until it was forced to stop after spike strips set-up by police, punctured the front tires of the bus. A 34 year old was removed from the bus, handcuffed, and charged with making terrorist threats and other felony crimes.

The bus driver claims he thought the police were on a training exercise, or, other reports suggest the bus driver thought the police were following a different vehicle. There may be criminal charges against Greyhound driver who drove an additional 17 miles after police began the pursuit following the passenger 911 call. The driver is put out-of-service by Greyhound during further investigation.

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Greyhound driver refuses to pull over, possible hostage situation