So terrifying! A man with a knife hijacked a school bus carrying 11 elementary school students. The police chased the vehicle for about 20 minutes before police were able to take over the bus.
Nicholas John Miller, 22, was arrested by police following a hijacking of a school bus that was transporting Pinewood Elementary School students in Jacksonville, Ark. A scary police chase went on for about 10 miles before the alleged hijacker was taken into custody.
Arkansas School Bus Hijacked With 11 Elementary School Students On Board
The school bus was reportedly hijacked in the town of Jacksonville, Ark., which is located about 12 miles away from the capital city, Little Rock. The bus hijacking started when the man reportedly tried to carjack another woman who told him she had no car to offer him, according to police.
“The bus had stopped nearby, and Miller left the woman, boarded the bus and, armed with the knife, took over the driver’s seat,” reported CNN.
When he took over the bus, that woman called police. Police pursued the vehicle and stopped it about 20 minutes after the hijacker took over.
The bus was stopped in Cabot, Ark., nearly 10 miles away from the scene the hijacking began, according to CNN.
None of the eleven children or the school bus driver were injured in the hijacking, Jacksonville police Capt. Kenny Boyd said.
Suspect Arrested After School Bus Hijacking Incident
Following his arrest, Miller was charged on Oct. 17 with “a felony count of vehicle piracy, 12 felony counts of kidnapping, and two felony counts of aggravated assault, Jacksonville police spokeswoman April Kiser said.
Police have not yet determined the motive of the hijacking.