24 Sep 2009

Bus passenger charged with threatening to kill

3:18 pm on 24 September 2009

A passenger who sparked an armed police callout after claiming to have home-made explosives on a bus has been charged with threatening to kill.

The 29-year-old appeared in Napier District Court on Thursday and was remanded in custody until next week. He was granted name suppression.

The driver of a Newmans Coach Lines bus was concerned at the behaviour of the man and contacted police after he made a scheduled at a bus terminal outside the Napier Travel Centre on Wednesday.

The accused surrended to police after a four-hour standoff.