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Portsmouth police investigate bomb threat on bus Boston Herald
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Police and fire officials are blocking streets in Portsmouth around a Greyhound bus after a man reportedly threatened he had a bomb.
Officers evacuated residents and buildings in the area, and the High-Hanover Street parking garage has been closed.
Police Chief David "Lou" Ferland told the Portsmouth Herald said the man threatened he had a bomb.
A broadcast report said the bus left from Bangor, Maine, en route to New York City.
UPDATE: 17 PASSENGERS ON BUS BOMB SQUAD ON SCENE 911 CALL MADE BY BUS PASSENGER. FIRE AND POLICE TEAMS HAVE BUS SURROUNDED
UPDATE: ALL PASSENGERS GETTING OFF BUS WITH HANDS UP AND BEING INTERVIEWED
UPDATE: ALL PASSENGERS OFF BUS EXCEPT ONE CONVERSATION GOING ON WITH THAT ONE
UPDATE: Here's the Fox news report:
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire -- A passenger on a Maine-to-New York Greyhound bus surrendered to authorities Thursday night after a nine-hour standoff sparked by a bomb scare.
The man walked off the bus with his hands up and got to his knees. He then walked away from the bus, apparently following orders from police.
The 16 other passengers and driver on the bus, which was surrounded by a bomb squad and sharpshooters, including one in an armored vehicle, had been removed hours earlier.
The ordeal began Thursday morning, when one of the passengers called 911 to report an explosive device on board.
The 911 call came after the bus arrived in the seaside city of Portsmouth around 11:30 a.m. and was "based on someone's observations," police Capt. Mike Schwartz said. It was unclear which passenger made the call.
Greyhound spokeswoman Maureen Richmond said the driver properly parked and secured the bus and got out. Police surrounded the bus and evacuated nearby buildings and streets.
The passengers were on the parked bus for more than two hours before police started calling most of them out under the watch of a sharpshooter. They left the bus separated by a couple of minutes each and carried no purses or bags. Most held their hands aloft as they passed officers with their weapons drawn.
The passengers were screened individually when they got off the bus -- much like an airport security check -- and were taken to the Portsmouth police station. None appeared to be injured as they left the bus; Schwartz said one was taken to a hospital because of a medical condition.
The last man, who police said was wearing camouflage pants, remained aboard and communicated with police during the standoff.
Some of the other passengers finally resumed their trip on a replacement bus just before 8 p.m., more than an hour after the original bus had been scheduled to arrive in New York City.
(Reuters) After a nine-hour standoff, the last passenger on a Greyhound bus, suspected of having a bomb onboard, got off and surrendered to police in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Thursday.
"We do not believe this to be a terrorist-related event, but we are considering this to be a localized event only," David Ferland, Portsmouth's police chief, told reporters. He did not say if there was a bomb on board, but said authorities would provide further information at noon EDT (1600 GMT) on Friday.
The driver and 16 other passengers had left the bus hours ago, after police had surrounded it on a street in the seaside city 60 miles north of Boston. A passenger on the bus, which left Bangor, Maine, and was headed to New York, had called police to say a suspicious device was onboard.
No one was injured, though one passenger was briefly hospitalized for an unrelated medical incident.
Police had not said if the man onboard was a suspect. Ferland told reporters only that "one passenger refused to leave the bus, which caused several hours of additional negotiations."