Man on bus ac­cused of threat­en­ing to shoot peo­ple

Un­doc­u­mented im­mi­grant ar­rested near Illi­nois bor­der

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - - Milwaukee Wisconsin - An­nysa John­son Milwaukee Jour­nal Sen­tinel USA TO­DAY NET­WORK - WIS­CON­SIN

Racine County sher­iff 's deputies ar­rested a man on a Grey­hound bus headed for Chicago late Fri­day af­ter a pas­sen­ger called po­lice say­ing the man claimed to have a gun and was threat­en­ing to kill peo­ple, the Sher­iff 's Of­fice said Satur­day.

The 33-year-old man, who lives in Chicago, is be­ing held in the Lake County Jail await­ing ex­tra­di­tion on charges of mak­ing ter­ror­is­tic threats and dis­or­derly con­duct.

The Sher­iff's Of­fice said the man is an un­doc­u­mented im­mi­grant from Mex­ico and that he had pre­vi­ously been de­ported in 2012.

No weapon was found on the bus, but it has been im­pounded and a more thor­ough search is be­ing con­ducted, ac­cord­ing to the Sher­iff's Of­fice.

The Sher­iff's Of­fice is rec­om­mend­ing charges to the Racine County dis­trict at­tor­ney's of­fice. The Jour­nal Sen­tinel gen­er­ally does not name sus­pects un­til they are charged.

Ac­cord­ing to the Sher­iff 's Of­fice, Racine County dis­patch­ers were no­ti­fied of the in­ci­dent around 9:50 p.m. when they re­ceived a trans­fer call from Milwaukee County.

Wit­nesses told deputies they heard an ar­gu­ment be­tween the sus­pect and an­other pas­sen­ger in which the sus­pect threat­ened to kill "ev­ery­one on the bus," and made a mo­tion sug­gest­ing he was reach­ing into his waist­band for a gun. The wit­ness who was be­ing threat­ened asked a pas­sen­ger seated be­hind him to call po­lice.

Racine deputies lo­cated the bus on south­bound I-94, lay­ing down two sets of spike strips in an at­tempt to stop it, but it did not pull over un­til just south of the Illi­nois line.

The driver told deputies that he had not been threat­ened, but didn't re­al­ize he was be­ing pulled over.

The Sher­iff's Of­fice said 36 pas­sen­gers were re­moved from the bus and that the sus­pect was taken into cus­tody with­out in­ci­dent.

A Grey­hound spokes­woman said Satur­day that there were 50 pas­sen­gers on the bus at the time of the in­ci­dent. She said they were picked up by an­other bus and trans­ported to Chicago and their fi­nal des­ti­na­tions.

"We con­tinue to fully co­op­er­ate with the au­thor­i­ties dur­ing their on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion to de­ter­mine ex­actly what hap­pened on­board," said spokes­woman Lane­sha Gip­son.

The Racine Sher­iff's Of­fice said it was as­sisted in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the Kenosha County Sher­iff ’s Of­fice, Wis­con­sin State Pa­trol, Illi­nois State Pa­trol and the Lake County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

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