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Police evacuate Greyhound bus in Va. after threats

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 3:50pm  ET

DALE CITY, Va. - Virginia State Police have charged a New Jersey man with threatening to bomb a Greyhound bus on which he was traveling.

Twenty-three-year-old David Servais of Millville, N.J., was also charged with being drunk in public, abduction, possessing a synthetic marijuana substitute and being a fugitive from justice.

Police say they received a 911 call about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday from a passenger on the bus, which was traveling on Interstate 95 from Richmond to New York.

Police say Servais was threatening other passengers and at one point barricaded himself in the bathroom at the back of the bus.

The bus was evacuated, and all 38 passengers got out safely.

Servais eventually was arrested without incident, but police were forced to close the HOV lanes on I-95 for about three hours.

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