Passenger sues Greyhound for "negligent" handling of January incident

NOW: Passenger sues Greyhound for “negligent“ handling of January incident

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – A passenger who was aboard a Greyhound bus in January when a man threatened him and other passengers' lives and said he had a gun is suing greyhound saying they were negligent.

"We tried to get him to calm down, “Patrick Dodd said. “There was four or five people telling him he needs to, you know, sit back down. He refused to. That's when i was actually on the phone with 9-1-1, you know, begging for help.”

That is Patrick Dodd back in January describing his encounter with 33-year-old Margarito Vargas-Rosas who boarded a Greyhound bus back in January and began "acting erratically" saying he was going to "start killing people."

In a recently filed lawsuit, Dodd says he was in "grave danger."

"That's when we were all hollering in the back, 'you need to stop! You need to stop!'" Dodd said.

According to the criminal complaint, the incident began at the Milwaukee Intermodal Station.

Vargas-Rosas was found to be intoxicated and allegedly threatened people, but he was still allowed to board.

Dodd's attorneys arguing that because Vargas-Rosas was allowed to board they were negligent and caused Dodd intentional and negligent emotional distress.

Police eventually were able to stop the bus and a gun was not found. Vargas-Rosas was ultimately charged with making terrorist threats and disorderly conduct.

CBS58 reached out to Greyhound and they tell us they cannot comment on impending litigation. 

We also reached out to the attorneys for Dodd and they said they could not comment on the case at this time.

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