Greyhound passengers safe after report of armed rider, police say

A suspect was reportedly in custody early Saturday after police from several bureaux responded to a report of an armed man aboard a Greyhound bus traveling south on Interrstate 94 near the Wisconsin-Illinois border.

Traffic was closed in both directiions on the interstate while police continue to investigate, the Daily Herald reported.

Kenosha County, Wis ., sheriff’s Lt. Rory Zuerlein said his agency received a call around 10 p.m. that an armed passenger on the bus was threatening other riders, the paper reported.

Officers sought the bus, which wound up stopping south of Russell Road. Illinois State Police said about 40 passengers get off the bus safely, a police statement said.

Greyhound released a statement saying police from several districts responded to the scene.

Around midnight Saturday local period, CBS Chicago reported that Illinois State Police appeared to have “neutralized” the situation.

There were no reported injuries.

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