Virginia man charged in NC bus hijacking


    RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Police in North Carolina have identified a Virginia man they say hijacked a Greyhound bus traveling from Richmond to Raleigh.

    North Carolina Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeff Gordon says 32-year-old Jose Flores of Arlington, VA, was taken into custody late Thursday near Norlina, about 60 miles north of Raleigh.

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    The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is handling the case. Sheriff Johnny Williams did not immediately return a phone call Friday morning, but jail officials said Flores is charged with kidnapping.

    Police say Flores pulled a gun on a bus with 35 passengers and ordered the driver to relinquish the bus. Police surrounded the bus after it pulled into a gas station. Flores was arrested after he was hit with a stun gun.

    No one was hurt. Police have not discussed a possible motive.

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