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Man charged with hijacking bus

Published June 17, 2010 9:15 pm

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A Texas man with knives who said he hates women took several people hostage on a shuttle bus Monday because one of the female passengers upset him.

The 30-year-old man from Beaumont, Texas, told police he pulled out the knives because he became agitated with one of the women on a shuttle bus owned by CR England Trucking, charging documents state. He then threatened to kill the women on the bus if he wasn't taken to CR England Trucking school at 4701 W. Frontage Road, West Valley City.

The bus driver who picked up her passengers, including the Texas man, at Walmartnear 3080 South and 5600 West, followed the man's demands because she feared for her life, charging documents state.

During the ride, a passenger dialed 911. The man was apprehended when the bus arrived and security officers took his knives.

The man was charged with bus hijacking, a first-degree felony.