Attempted Bus Seizure

Ohio man charged with trying to take over Greyhound bus

An Ohio man is in custody in Amarillo, Texas after being charged with trying to take over a Greyhound bus that he claimed carried the president. Authorities say 48-year-old Bryan Luther Thomas of Columbus is charged with attempting to incapacitate a driver operating a mass transportation vehicle. Investigators say the incident happened July sixth on Interstate 40 near Amarillo. Thomas allegedly struggled with the driver and told him "they" were attempting to hijack the bus because the president was aboard. He didn't say who "they" were. Thomas reportedly wanted the bus stopped because he said it was in danger of being hijacked. Thomas' lawyer is declining comment. His client remains jailed in Texas. If convicted, Thomas could face up to 20 years in prison and a 250-thousand dollar fine.