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Traffic, seen here from a MnDOT traffic camera, was slowed Thursday afternoon while authorities investigated a Greyhound bus after a passenger aboard made comments related to a bomb. Image courtesy of MnDOT

UPDATE: Bomb scare aboard bus benign; suspect hospitalized

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UPDATE: Bomb scare aboard bus benign; suspect hospitalized
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Passengers were back on their way to Chicago around 2 p.m. Thursday -- about a half hour after a bomb scare aboard the bus they were on was pulled over in Woodbury led to a temporary evacuation of the vehicle.

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Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske said the bus was stopped by its driver on Interstate 94 near Radio Drive after learning of a passenger's comments about a bomb.

The passenger, described only as an adult male, made reference to a bomb to passengers and the drive, Roeske said, adding that no specific threat was made.

"No one said, 'I'm going to blow up a bus,'" Roeske said of the incident, which occurred just before 1 p.m. and drew eastbound I-94 traffic to a halt while troopers investigated the scene.

The man was taken into custody without incident before being transported to Regions Hospital. Roeske did not elaborate on the nature of the man's medical condition.

The other passengers were temporarily placed in an MTC bus until the situation was cleared. Roeske said a police K-9 detected no signs of explosives.

Passengers were seen re-boarding the bus just after 2 p.m. The bus returned to the road shortly after.

Roeske said reports will be filed with the Washington County Attorney's Office, where possible charges will be considered.

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