Passengers evacuated after bomb scare on bus
Passengers on board a Sydney to Melbourne bus, evacuated due to a bomb scare early this morning, have spoken of their ordeal.
A passenger onboard the bus, aged in his 40s, triggered the major police incident by calling Triple Zero about 4.20am.
The bus travelling from Melbourne to Sydney was stopped at Kalkallo, about an hour north of Melbourne.
The man locked himself in the bathroom.
Passengers say they woke to police telling them to drop everything and evacuate.
Police arrested the man without incident, he was later taken to hospital. l
The Bomb Squad gave the bus the all clear shortly before 11am.
#BREAKING – Caller reports very heavy police presence around a bus in Melbourne’s north. Police have confirmed they are conducting safety checks on a bus in Kalkallo.
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