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Investigators on scene after person claims to have a bomb on MCTS bus

Updated: 4:48 p.m. on November 8, 2018

UPDATE: MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – The Milwaukee County Transit System says a bus driver followed the proper protocol after a passenger claimed to have a bomb.

The man made the claim when he was getting off the bus near Fond du Lac and Roosevelt in Milwaukee last night.

The driver called MCTS dispatch, then dispatch notified police.

MCTS says bus drivers go through Homeland Security training to watch for anything suspicious.

"If the even suspect, better be safe than sorry. If they, some passenger, or just someone on the street, someone saying something that appears to be dangerous, they are told to contact our dispatch office, they have a direct line to 911," said MCTS Communication Director Brendan Conway.

MCTS says the bus was back in service about two hours later. Police didn't find anything when they searched the bus. No one was hurt.


Updated 8:40 p.m. on November 7, 2018

UPDATE: MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A spokesperson for the Milwaukee County Transit System says they are searching for the person who claimed to have a bomb on Wednesday evening.

A male passenger allegedly got off of a Route 61 bus around 7 p.m. and said something to the driver to the effect that he had a bomb.

There was not a direct threat made to the driver or any of the passengers.

No one was injured.

MCTS is working to obtain video of the person who made the threat.

Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story. 


MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Police are currently investigating a bomb threat made on an MCTS bus.

The bus is currently in the area of Fond du Lac and Roosevelt.

Police were called out around 7 p.m. for a person who claimed they had a bomb.

A bomb-sniffing dog has been called in.

CBS 58 News has a crew on scene and will bring updates as they become available.

Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story. 

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