Bomb Threat on Greyhound Bus in Portsmouth New Hampshire
Passenger Said There Was a Bomb On Board a Greyhound Bus in New Hampshire
A passenger on board a bus carrying about 20 people reportedly called 911 and said there was a bomb on the bus, prompting police to evacuate the surrounding streets and buildings in Portsmouth New Hampshire where the bus had arrived. The call came in as an observation and was not a threat.
The bus arrived about 11:30am according to the Associated Press, and police surrounded it and ordered everyone off the bus with their hands up. They had previously made everyone stay on the bus for about two hours before they ordered them off. Police Captain Mike Schwartz said:
"We want to make sure things are safe," Schwartz said, and police were not calling it a hostage situation.
The driver had previously departed the bus and was seen speaking to police about what had happened, but it is not known if he knew of any information that may have been helpful. He has parked the bus between the Hilton Garden Inn and a municipal parking garage and all those businesses and the surrounding streets had been evacuated of all residents.
The bus had started its journey in Bangor, Maine was Portsmouth was a stop on route to Boston and New York City.