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A Metro bus was hijacked this morning, according to D.C. police. A pedestrian who was struck by the bus has died.
Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier says one adult man is in custody. The bus driver sustained non-life threatening injuries, and no passengers were injured.
The incident lasted three minutes, according to Lanier, and ended at a gas station in the 4200 block of Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue NE.
MTPD and MPD o/s Minnesota Ave & NH Burroughs w/bus that was carjacked. Bus is stopped at this time. Updates will follow.— Metro Transit Police (@MetroTransitPD) May 3, 2016
PD on the scene of “bus”jacking in the 4200 b/o Minnesota Ave. Suspect in custody. Additional details to follow. PIO en route to scene
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) May 3, 2016
NBC4 originally reported that the suspects were juveniles and were armed, but that was not corroborated by police.
Busjacking: U6 rte to Lincoln Heights. No injuries to passengers. Bus operator injured but non life threatening. MPD handling investigation.— Metro Transit Police (@MetroTransitPD) May 3, 2016
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