Man Arrested After Bomb Threat On Greyhound Bus Headed From Milwaukee To Chicago

Steve Miller
December 05, 2018 - 6:06 pm

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) – A man was taken into custody Wednesday following a bomb threat on a Greyhound bus that was headed from Milwaukee to Chicago on the inbound Kennedy Expressway, according to Illinois State Police.

The male passenger allegedly made a bomb threat while aboard the moving bus, police said.

Police received a call from the bus driver at 4:23 p.m., who said a person on board was causing a disturbance and had made a bomb threat. Responding officers pulled the bus over on I-90 southbound near Keeler Avenue, police said.

Officers entered the bus and approached the man, who actively resisted, police said. He was removed from the bus and taken into custody.

All passengers were removed from the bus, police said. No one was injured.

State police on the scene tell WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller that the bus and its passengers were taken to a Chicago Police district office in the South Loop to be debriefed on what happened.

A bomb dog arrived on scene and conducted a sweep of the bus. No explosive devices were found, police said.

The man, whose age was not known, was being detained for further investigation, police said. Charges were pending.

Greyhound did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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