Man arrested after 15-minute driving rampage with stolen Calgary transit bus

CALGARY – A man who stole a city bus has been taken into custody after damaging several vehicles in northwest Calgary.

Just before 6 p.m., Monday, May 18, 2020, Calgary Transit contacted police to report someone stole an unoccupied bus from the Lyons Park LRT station.

The man proceeded to drive the bus through the communities of Briar Hill, Capitol Hill, along 16 Avenue between 10 Street and 29 Street N.W., near Foothills Hospital, along Parkdale Boulevard, onto 4 Street and Edmonton Trail before finally coming to a stop near Memorial Drive. Several unoccupied vehicles were struck along its path and police are asking victims to report any damage they may have received.

The suspect, a man in his 30s, was taken into custody at about 6:15 p.m., by the Canine Unit after a short foot pursuit and charges are pending. The name of the suspect will be released once he has seen a Justice of the Peace. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the events, or who may have property damage as a result of the events of this evening, are asked to contact the Calgary Police Service non-emergency number 403-266-1234.

Case #20196433/4821/5408

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