Passenger Questioned in Reported Bus Bomb Scare in New Hampshire

By Staff | May 6, 2010 | 3:15 PM EDT

( – Police in New Hampshire responded to a reported bomb scare on board a Greyhound bus that was called in by one of the passengers.
The FBI responded as well as the Seacoast Emergency Response Team (SERT), the state police bomb disposal unit, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms (ATF), an Exeter Police special operations vehicle and a K-9 unit, according to the Seacoast Online.
The bus had stopped in Portsmouth on its way to Boston, Mass., from Portland, Maine. The driver exited the bus after he parked it on the side of the road between a municipal parking garage and the Hilton Garden Inn, according to the Associated Press. The driver was being questioned, police said.
There were 17 people on the bus, and all but one passenger were removed from the bus. They were individually screened after they exited the bus.
Immigration and customs officials were on the scene by 2 p.m., according to the Seacoast Online.
By 2:40, Portsmouth Police Cpt. Mike Schwartz, police were trying to establish phone contact with the man who was still on the bus, but Schwartz said the police were not naming anyone as a suspect, the Seacost Online reported.