Man threatens to shoot passengers on Greyhound bus
A 33-year-old man was arrested Saturday after he held 50 passengers on a Chicago-bound Greyhound bus hostage, authorities said.
Authorities identified the suspect as Margarito Vargas-Rosas, an illegal immigrant who had previously been deported to Mexico.
A passenger called 911 at around 9:50 p.m. Friday to say that someone on the bus was threatening to kill people.
The suspect told passengers “he was going to put a bullet in our head,” Patrick Todd, who was on the bus, told CBS 2 in Chicago.
Police chased the bus overnight and put out spike strips after its driver failed to stop.
The bus finally came to a halt in Lake County, Illinois, after its tires deflated.
Margarito Vargas-Rosas, 33, was taken into custody.
(Racine County Wisconsin Sheriff)
No firearm was recovered, according to CBS Chicago.
Passengers were shuttled to Union Station in another bus.
Vargas-Rosas was taken into custody.
The Sheriff’s Office is recommending that he be charged with making terroristic threats, a felony, and disorderly conduct.