Accused Of Threatening To Blow Up The Bus
Dale City, VA (1140wrva.com) - State police have arrested a New Jersey man after he apparently told passenger onboard a Greyhound bus heading from Richmond to New York City on I-95 that he was going to blow it up. State police's Corinne Geller says the bus was in the express lanes northbound at milemarker 156 in Dale City around 3:30 this (Wednesday) morning. 23-year old David Servais of Millville, New Jersey started threatening fellow passengers.
The driver stopped the bus, and Servais then went to the front of it in a position preventing anyone from getting off the bus. A short time later, he ran to the back of the bus and locked himself in the bathroom. Troopers arrived a few minutes later and were able to coax him out and arrest him without incident.
Servais is charged with threatening to bomb a mode of transportation, abduction by force, drunk in public, possession of spice, and fugitive from justice. All 38 passengers got safely off the bus, and Prince William County responders called in a local bus to take them to the nearest Greyhound bus station where they could get on another bus and get on their way.
State Police along with a Stafford County explosives-detecting canine inspected the bus for bombs, because of things Servais has said. No explosives were found. The HOV lanes were closed for some three hours until police cleared the scene.
Click to hear Corinne Geller talk about the incident.
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