Bus driver threatened with gun
Aug 29, 2013 / 11:30 am
More violence on Central Okanagan buses - this time involving a gun.
A Kelowna transit driver found himself at the business end of a handgun at a bus stop on East McCurdy Road East and Craig Road in Rutland about 11 p.m. Wednesday night.
The suspect, the lone passenger on the bus at the time, apparently became angered when he was told it was the end of the line for the #11 bus.
He exited the bus and began walking toward Rutland Road before turning back, apparently drew a handgun and pointed it at the driver, threatening to kill him.
The suspect allegedly pulled the trigger several times, producing an audible click.
He fled the scene on foot heading south along Craig Road.
The suspect is identified as:
- Approximately 45-years of age
- Dark, wavy, short hair
- Wearing a demin jacket and blue jeans
Police are looking for two female passengers who may have been speaking with the suspect and could help in identifying him.
The women exited the bus on Hollywood Road near Hollydell Road.
They are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP detachment immediately at 250-762-3300.
Anyone else who may be able to help identify the suspect as also asked to contact police of Crime Stoppers.
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