A New Jersey man has been charged after he allegedly made threatening comments on a Greyhound bus in Northern Virginia.
Worried passengers on a bus traveling from Richmond to New York City called 911 around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, saying another rider was making threatening comments about hurting other passengers.
Virginia State Police responded to the scene in the pre-dawn hours in the I-95 HOV lanes near the 156-mile marker in Dale City.
At one point the man positioned himself at the front of the bus, preventing others from being able to get off the bus, authorities say. He then barricaded himself in the bathroom at the back of the bus, but was later taken into custody without further incident.
David A. Servais, 23, of Millville, N.J., has been charged with threatening to bomb a mode of transportation, abduction by force, being drunk in public, possession of synthetic cannabinoids (spice), and being a fugitive from justice.
Investigators searched the bus for any suspicious packages, but nothing was found. The bus was cleared by 6 a.m. The HOV lanes were reopened by 6:45 a.m.