Georgia man accused of pointing gun at Greyhound bus driver


Georgia man accused of pointing gun at Greyhound bus driver





















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Last Updated Mar 23, 2022 at 3:14 pm MDT

NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) – A man has been charged with aggravated assault after pointing a handgun at a Greyhound bus driver outside Atlanta and sparking a standoff with a SWAT team that shut down Interstate 85 for hours earlier this week, police said Wednesday.

The 23-year-old Conyers, Georgia man had gotten into an argument Tuesday with a passenger on the bound bus from Atlanta to New York. He then pointed a gun at the driver after he had pulled over because of the commotion, Gwinnett County police said. A SWAT police team then surrounded the bus.

Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta was closed in both directions for more than four hours on Tuesday as officers negotiated with the man and finally apprehended him.

Police said the suspect didn’t point the gun at any passengers and they were able to exit the bus safely.

The Associated Press

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