Bus passenger accused of wielding chain saw, threatening driver

Deputies from the SCV Sheriff's Station collect evidence including a chainsaw and bottles of alcohol after a man allegedly brandished the tool on a city bus Thursday afternoon. February 27, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.
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A passenger reportedly wielding a chain saw on a public bus is suspected of appearing threatening to both the passengers and driver Thursday afternoon.

The call came in at approximately 1:30 p.m. near the corner of McBean Parkway and Valencia Boulevard.

Deputies from the SCV Sheriff’s Station collect evidence including a chain saw and bottles of alcohol after a man allegedly brandished the tool on a city bus Thursday afternoon. February 27, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.

Shirley Miller, a spokeswoman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, confirmed a passenger had a chain saw on the bus and that the bus was stopped near Bridgeport-area so the passengers could be evacuated.

As bus passengers filed off the bus, deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station responded.

Deputies from the SCV Sheriff’s Station collect evidence including a chain saw and bottles of alcohol after a man allegedly brandished the tool on a city bus Thursday afternoon. February 27, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident, according to Miller.

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