ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man who they say claimed to have a bomb on a transit bus in central Florida.
The two-hour standoff Wednesday morning caused the evacuation of a high school and nearby businesses in Ormond Beach.
Ormond Beach police spokesman Keith Walker tells news outlets the man stepped off the bus at 10:33 a.m., lit a cigarette and lifted his shirt to show that he didn’t have a bomb strapped to his body.
Walker says the driver and five passengers got off the bus when the man threatened to blow it up.
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A Volusia County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad robot removed two bags from the bus. Walker says the contents are being examined.
The man’s name hasn’t been released.