Dozens of people on board a Megabus came face-to-face with a man with a gun. Megabus officials say riders were forced to disarm the man, who police say fired one shot in the bus bathroom. The bus was traveling from Chicago to Minneapolis.
Police said about 50 people were on the bus when a gun was fired in the bus bathroom at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. No one was injured.
About 11 p.m., the man got into an argument with the driver after he discharged his weapon and asked to get off the bus, Illinois State Police said. The driver declined and the man went back to get his belongings from the back of the bus. After securing his belongings he walked back toward the driver and stumbled, causing his pistol to fall out of his waistband, police said. A passenger saw the gun come out and quickly subdued the man and held him until troopers arrived at a parking lot off I-90.
Police said Wednesday morning they were having a difficult time identifying the man as he was not cooperating with investigators and he had "no ID, no nothing on him."
Megabus spokesman Sean Hughes says passengers were transferred to another bus "out of abundance of caution" and continued the trip.