Passenger wields hammer on bus

A passenger on a bus near Nancy Greene Lake acted agitated and appeared like he might be under the influence of an illegal substance.

  • Jul. 9, 2013 2:00 p.m.

By Art Harrison, Trail Times

Greyhound bus passengers were witnesses to a bizarre incident near Nancy Greene Lake on June 27.

Police received reports of a passenger on the bus acting agitated and appearing like he might be under the influence of an illegal substance.

The suspect, who is still at large, was said to be pacing the aisle of the bus and going in and out of the washroom.

According to a press release from the Castlegar RCMP, when approached by the bus driver the individual, who reportedly had a hammer and screwdriver in his hands, leapt out of the bus window and was seen running around on the highway.

Castlegar and Trail RCMP

attended the scene and made extensive patrols of the surrounding area but were unsuccessful in locating the individual.

Grand Forks RCMP were notified of the incident and road blocks were set up to try to either apprehend or identify the individual but efforts have been unsuccessful thus far.

No injuries were reported and damage inside the bus was said to be minimal.

Rossland man dies in dirt bike incident

A 59-year-old Rossland resident is dead following an off-road motorcycling accident.

Trail and Greater District RCMP officers and personnel from BC Coroners Services attended the scene of a fatal off-road motorcycle collision on Tuesday, June 2.

The Trail RCMP received a report on Wednesday morning of an apparent accidental death of a dirt bike rider.

The man failed to show up at a friend’s house the previous evening after a day of dirt biking alone.

Two friends then commenced a search on Wednesday morning and located the man in a heavily treed area several kilometres from Casino, south of Trail.

A police examination of the scene revealed the man veered into a tree while riding his dirt bike and had sustained an instantly fatal injury as result.

Due to the remote location and difficulty in accessing it, Rossland Search and Rescue was activated and attended the scene with a crew.

The recovery of the male from the accident site was completed via a helicopter long-line, brought in from Revelstoke.

With the assistance of police, the provincial coroner’s office is conducting the investigation. The name of the deceased was not released as of press time.


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