Person in custody following Greyhound bus pursuit in IL

Hostage situation involving coach bus

Hostage situation involving coach bus

The Sheriff's Office will go through the legal process of extraditing Vargas-Rosas to Racine County, where he will face criminal charges, Schmaling said.

He said the timeline and circumstances surrounding that deportation weren't provided.

The bus was traveling from Milwaukee to Chicago when the incident began around 9:50 p.m., Greyhound said in a statement.

Sheriff Schmaling says Vargas-Rosas continued to make threats to kill law enforcement during his transport to jail. Central time Friday, when authorities received at least two 911 calls from passengers.

Greyhound officials brought a relief bus to the scene to pick up passengers and take them to Chicago.

Schmaling said the bus was not being hijacked; he said Vargas-Rosas did not threaten the bus driver or ever approach him.

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The bus finally stopped in Wadsworth, Illinois, just south of the border, after officers spiked the tires. He said passengers in the back of him were yelling at the driver to pull over.

Authorities are still not sure if Vargas-Rosas actually possessed a gun on the bus, but Schmaling said he certainly acted as though he might pull one out and use it.

Covelli said Vargas-Rosas is being held pending extradition to Racine County, Wis.

There were 37 people on the bus.

Vargas-Rosas is in the USA illegally, and was previously deported to Mexico in 2012, The Daily Herald reported. "He did make threats that he was going to shoot and kill".

The spokesperson said on Sunday Margarito Vargas-Rosas, 33, who faces terror charges, was in the US illegally and was "removed" from the USA the last five times Border Patrol agents encountered him.

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