Passenger wields hammer on Greyhound bus

Road blocks set up after culprit jumps through window

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.

Castlegar RCMP also reported an incident on July 3, in which a cyclist was struck by a northbound van on Columbia Avenue in Castlegar.

RCMP say a 34-year-old Castlegar woman was struck while riding along the side of the road when the van appeared to make a right hand turn into a driveway, hitting the cyclist, throwing her into the air over the hood of the van and into some rocks at the roadside.

The cyclist was treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries and a 66-year-old Trail woman faces pending charges under the Motor Vehicle Act.

The matter is still under investigation.

Castlegar RCMP report a total of 53 calls over the June 28 to July 1 long weekend, the majority involving noise complaints, liquor related disturbances, and traffic incidents.

Trail RCMP have made no reports for the same period of time.