RCMP were called in when a suspicious passenger on a Greyhound bus raised concerns.

RCMP were called in when a suspicious passenger on a Greyhound bus raised concerns.

Passenger on Greyhound raises suspicion

A male passenger acting suspicious on a Greyhound bus near Castlegar required police involvement last week.

A male passenger acting suspiciously on a Greyhound bus near Castlegar required police involvement last week.

On June 27 at 6:37 p.m. RCMP received a complaint about a passenger who was “possibly high on a substance,” says a release issued by police.

The bus was about 20 minutes outside Castlegar near the Nancy Greene Junction and the call to RCMP came from inside the bus.

“He appeared to be pacing and going in and out of the washroom on the bus,” reads the release. “When the driver approached the male, he was holding a screwdriver and hammer in his hands, and proceeded to jump out of the window and was running around on the road way.”

Both Castlegar and Trail RCMP attended and searched extensively for the man. He was last seen hitchhiking.

Grand Forks RCMP was also notified and roadblocks were set up to try locate the suspicious man.

Police conducted queries of the name listed on the bus ticket. However, they have not confirmed the identity of the male because there is no requirement to show identification when purchasing a ticket.

A backpack and walking stick were left behind on the bus by the male and seized by police in hopes he would come by the Castlegar detachment to collect.

No one was injured and property damage inside the bus was minimal. Police continue their efforts in identifying this male.