Person in custody after police chase Greyhound bus on interstate


Law officers chased down a Greyhound bus and arrested a passenger near the Wisconsin-Illinois border Friday night after reports surfaced of a gunman on board, authorities said.

During a news conference Saturday afternoon, Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said Margarito Vargas-Rosas, 33, lived in Chicago but works at a restaurant in Milwaukee. The suspect was taken into custody on I-94 in Wadsworth, Ill.

The bus eventually stopped on I-94 at Rt. 173.

A second bus transported the passengers to their destinations, a Greyhound spokeswoman said. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

The bus eventually stopped just after the IL border after hitting spike strips put out by authorities in Kane County.

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Passengers said that people were yelling at the bus driver to stop, but he kept going. He said he was not being threatened.

Approximately 40 passengers aboard the bus have been safely removed - and there are no injuries reported.

ISP say the suspect is in custody.

Police say the situation started after they received a report of a disorderly and possibly armed suspect aboard the bus in Wisconsin near the IL border. IL police said Saturday that if any charges were to be filed, the Racine County Sheriff's Department in Wisconsin would handle them.