A D.C. Metrobus Has Been Hijacked By "Armed Juveniles" — REPORT
On Tuesday morning, NBC Washington reported that "armed juveniles" have hijacked a Metrobus in Washington, D.C. According to NBC, the young people allegedly assaulted the bus driver and went on to drive away with the bus. It's unclear whether any passengers were on the bus at the time, but NBC notes that no injuries have been officially reported. Update: ABC reports that the bus is now stopped and at least one suspect is in custody. A pedestrian hit by the hijacked bus has died, according to NBC Washington.
NBC Washington reports exclusively that the suspects allegedly stabbed the driver with a screwdriver, and committed a second assault on a citizen who hasn't yet been named. (The injury is not expected to be life-threatening.) The current whereabouts of the bus had been unknown, but NBC reports that the bus is now stopped in northeast Washington.
Shortly after reports of the hijacking broke, the D.C. police department tweeted: "PD on the scene of "bus"jacking in the 4200 b/o Minnesota Ave. Suspect in custody. Additional details to follow. PIO en route to scene."
The bus was driven for a short time, authorities told NBC, but caused accidents along the way.