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Man Accused Of Threatening To Bomb Greyhound Bus Headed To New York

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FILE - Greyhound's company logo is visible on the side of a Greyhound bus. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Newsmakers)

FILE – Greyhound’s company logo is visible on the side of a Greyhound bus. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Newsmakers)

DALE CITY, Va. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A southern New Jersey man has been charged with threatening to bomb a Greyhound bus headed to New York Wednesday.

David Servais, 23, of Milville, N.J., was also charged with public drunkenness, abduction, possessing a synthetic marijuana substitute and being a fugitive from justice in connection with the early Wednesday morning incident on the bus headed to New York from Richmond, Va.

Police said Servais was threatening other passengers and at one point barricaded himself in the bathroom at the back of the bus. He also moved to the front at one point to prevent anyone from leaving, according to Fredericksburg.com.

The bus was evacuated in Dale City, Va., and all 38 passengers got out safely.

Police searched the bus for any suspicious packages, but did not find anything, Fredericksburg.com reported.

Servais eventually was arrested without incident, but police were forced to close the high-occupancy vehicle lanes on Interstate 95 for about three hours.

Authorities have not indicated why Servais was charged with abduction, nor specified the crime from which he was a fugitive.

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