Police chase involving Greyhound bus ends in Lake County

Police chase involving Greyhound bus ends in Lake County

According to Illinois State Police, the pursuit began in Wisconsin on I-94 around 10 p.m. after a report of an armed suspect aboard the bus. The pursuit crossed into Illinois and ended at the I-94 eastbound exit ramp to Illinois Route 173. A man with a gun was reportedly on the bus, the Lake County sheriff's office said.

A person on the Greyhound bus made threats to harm passengers according to public safety radio transmissions. They were eventually removed from the bus safely.

Authorities said no injuries were reported.


Traffic was closed in both directiions on the interstate while police continue to investigate, the Daily Herald reported.

Authorities have not confirmed any other specific details about what happened.

The pursuit started on Interstate 94 in Racine County, Wisconsin around 10:06 PM on Friday, January 12th and traveled south down the interstate into northern IL. Stay with WISN 12 News for updates.

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