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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Friday night’s Greyhound hostage incident has some Milwaukee travelers concerned and considering a different mode of transportation.

Fear and nervousness is still felt among passengers at the intermodal station the next day as they get ready to board.

Andrienne Waubanascum's Greyhound bus from Green bay to Florida was cancelled last night because of the melee.

"They didn't tell us why the buses were cancelled so I got upset. I got to Milwaukee today and my cousin was telling me that some Greyhound bus was running from the cops," she said.

Traffic was at a standstill for nearly three hours from I-94 south near Racine county to the Illinois border after a passenger aboard a Greyhound bus claimed to have a gun and threatened to kill people.

The bus was on its way to Chicago from Milwaukee, but officials were able to stop it in Gurnee, Illinois, where the 40 passengers were safely evacuated.

"My cousin texted me and asked me if I was on that bus and I told him no, and I told him it was crazy, because I just got here,”  said Waubanascum.

"I had never heard of anything like that in my life except in the movies," said passenger John Williams

Some passengers are now choosing to take other modes of transportation after hearing and seeing the situation unfold.

"Now my instincts is like, train," said passenger Sophia Hylton.

"No more Greyhound for me. No," said passenger Jamekia Cotton.

As her bus passes through that route, Waubanascum says she's keeping her ears and eyes open.

"Right now I'm scared. I don't know if it's going to happen again or anything like that. Hopefully it doesn't and I'll be back to Florida where I belong," she said.

Several passengers said there needs to be some sort of screening process for people riding the Greyhound.

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