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Bomb Scare Stops Bus on I-5; Stalls Traffic

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A passenger’s cellphone call to his grandmother about a man threatening not to let people off a bus where the man said there was a bomb led to a massive freeway snarl amid triple-digit heat near Las Vegas.

Trooper Jason Buratczuk says the Nevada Highway Patrol got all 53 passengers and the driver off the bus, where one passenger was arrested and no bomb was found.

No injuries were reported.

Buratczuk says the grandmother notified authorities about the call about the threat to the bus heading south on Interstate 15 near Las Vegas.

The freeway connecting Las Vegas and Southern California was shut down for about an hour in both directions while a bomb squad checked the bus.

The freeway was reopened, passengers returned to the bus, and it resumed the trip.

I-15 is the main highway between Las Vegas and Southern California.

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