NEW YORK (TCD) -- A 44-year-old man was taken into custody after he allegedly pointed a gun at a bus and eventually took over the wheel before crashing into a utility pole.
On Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7:23 a.m., the male suspect allegedly ran in front of an eastbound Q4 bus that was traveling near 197th Street and Linden Boulevard. According to New York Police Department officials, the man had "what appeared to be a firearm in his hands" and boarded the bus.
The bus driver reportedly opened the doors on the bus to allow all the passengers to get off. The suspect allegedly "made statements that he was being chased and directed the bus driver to continue driving."
At 7:36 a.m., the bus driver jumped out of the driver’s side window near 232nd Street and Linden Boulevard. The suspect, who had reportedly been sitting directly behind the driver the entire ride, hopped the partition separating the driver’s area from the rest of the bus and took control. The suspect allegedly drove for a block before crashing into a pole.