Palm Tran Bus Passenger's Bomb Threat Causes Evacuation and Road Closures (Updated)
Update: Greenacres Police say the bomb squad reported that there is no bomb aboard the bus.
A man claimed that there was a bomb onboard a Palm Tran bus as he exited the bus. According to multiple reports, Greenacres Police say that the incident, which happened around 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, forced the bus to be evacuated.
All those who were on the bus were evacuated safely.
Greenacres Police have closed off Lake Worth road from Haverhill Road to Military Trail, and the bomb squad is on the scene investigating.
Lake Worth Rd closed between Military Trail and Haverhill due to police activity. Bomb squad on scene. pic.twitter.com/U6qMExEs36— Rachel Leitão (@RachelLeitao) November 18, 2015
According to Greenacres PD...around 11:50am a passenger exited the bus claiming bomb on board. Bus evacuated. pic.twitter.com/Uso9voAp7z— Rachel Leitão (@RachelLeitao) November 18, 2015
The bus itself stopped at the stop located at Mil-Lake Healthcare and Pharmacy at 4849 Lake Worth Road. The man who claimed there was a bomb on the bus is described as heavy-set, between 18 and 21 years old.
We'll update this story as more information comes in.
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