Greyhound bus from Richmond hijacked

Posted by Phil Riggan – email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT, AP) - Police in North Carolina have identified a Virginia man they say hijacked a Greyhound bus traveling from Richmond to Raleigh.

We're learning the suspect got on the bus after it made a stop near the North Carolina/Virginia state line in Warren County just after 10:15 Thursday night.

North Carolina Highway Patrol said Jose Flores, 32, of Arlington, was taken into custody late Thursday near Norlina, about 60 miles north of Raleigh.

The Warren County Sheriff's Office is handling the case. Police did not immediately return a phone call Friday morning to the Associated Press, but jail officials said Flores is charged with kidnapping.

Police say Flores pulled a gun on a bus with 35 passengers and ordered the driver to relinquish the bus. Police surrounded the bus after it pulled into a gas station in Henderson, N.C. Police tased the Flores and took him into custody.

None of the 35 passengers or the driver were hurt, according to authorities. Police have not discussed a possible motive.

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