published Monday, November 7th, 2011

Georgia man arrested after witnesses say he waved gun on Greyhound bus

A Georgia man was arrested in Marion County Sunday night after witnesses told police he was waving a gun on a Greyhound bus.

Richard Biggs, 26, of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., was arrested for illegal possession of a weapon and public intoxication, and is being held in the Marion County jail on $3,500 bond, Marion County Sheriff Bo Burnett said

About 10:30 p.m. Sunday, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a reported hostage situation on a Greyhound bus, he said.

Witnesses said they saw a man waving a gun around on the bus and alerted the bus driver, who pulled over at a rest stop on Interstate 24, telling the passengers there was a problem with the vehicle, Burnett said.

When law enforcement got to the rest stop, they searched the bus and found a pistol under a seat, Burnett said.

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hcirehttae said...

If only the other passengers all had guns, they could have taken care of this situation and the police would not have to be called...

November 7, 2011 at 9:51 p.m.
hcirehttae said...

Wait, wait -- he was DRUNK?? No fair, he's not supposed to have a gun if he's drunk!

November 7, 2011 at 9:52 p.m.
nucanuck said...

He was just waving.

November 8, 2011 at 12:57 a.m.
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