Armed Assailant Hijacks Bus

Apr 21, 2020

At approximately 1130 local time (1630 UTC) on 19 April 2020, an armed assailant hijacked a Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) bus in transit on Buckingham Road in Richardson, Texas, located approximately 15 mi (25 km) north of downtown Dallas. The assailant reportedly boarded the bus and opened fire before ordering the bus operator to drive him to an undisclosed location. A police pursuit ensued through multiple cities — including Dallas, Sachse and Rockwall — during which the gunman intermittently shot at police officers who forcibly stopped the bus with a spike strip on the President George Bush Turnpike in the city of Rowlett. Police officers arrested the suspect after he was wounded during a brief shootout; he later succumbed to his wounds at the hospital. At least three officers were injured in the event. Meanwhile, the bus driver and the only passenger onboard at the time of the hijacking suffered no injuries. The perpetrator was wanted for interrogation in the city of San Antonio in connection with his partner’s death.

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