[UPDATED] One report says New Hampshire Bus Bomb threatener was speaking ARABIC

Sources told CBS station WBZ-TV that a man on the bus was talking on a cell phone in what sounded like Arabic and English when a woman reportedly heard him say something about “a bomb is on the bus.”

SHEEESH! It took all day for somebody to report the Arabic speaking part. Damn liberal media so reluctant to report on Islamic terrorism. Disgusting.

UPDATED May 7, 1:35AM First photo of suspect. Still no name or nationality information.

STORY HERE: Man surrenders after 10-hour bus siege

Not believed to be a terrorist event. (Isn’t that what they always say initially?)

AP is reporting No details about the passenger were immediately released, and the bus remained parked in downtown Portsmouth being examined by the FBI and a bomb squad. The man could be a foreign national, as agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were on the scene and there were reports an interpreter was needed to speak to him.


UPDATED May 6, 11:21PM  VIDEO: Apparently the police have captured the suspect. No information about his name or motive has been released yet. Will update later if anything more is available.

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Someone aboard a Maine-to-New York bus carrying 18 people called 911 to report an explosive device on board Thursday, leading police to evacuate buildings and streets, call the passengers out under the watch of a sharpshooter, and question the last person left inside.

Sources told CBS station WBZ-TV that a man on the bus was talking on a cell phone in what sounded like Arabic and English when a woman reportedly heard him say something about “a bomb is on the bus.”The passengers exited the bus in downtown Portsmouth, N.H., with their hands in the air. The woman told the bus driver, who pretended there was a mechanical problem with the bus and pulled over in Portsmouth. The driver then called police, WBZ-TV reported.The passengers left the bus separated by a couple of minutes each and carried no purses or bags. Most held their hands aloft as they passed officers with their weapons drawn. Police were interviewing the driver and questioning the only person left aboard.The passengers were screened individually when they got off the bus — much like an airport security check — and were to be taken to the Portsmouth police station. None appeared to be injured as they left the bus; Schwartz said one was taken to a hospital because of a medical condition.The bus was parked with its flashers on, between a municipal parking garage and the Hilton Garden Inn. The hotel, garage and other area businesses had been evacuated, and streets have been closed. CBS[vodpod id=Video.3563473&w=425&h=350&fv=%26skin%3DMP1ExternalAll-MFL.swf%26embed%3Dtrue%26adSrc%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fad%252Edoubleclick%252Enet%252Fadx%252Ftsg%252Ewfxt%252Fnews%252Fmetro%252Fdetail%253Bdcmt%253Dtext%252Fxml%253Bpos%253D%253Btile%253D2%253Bfname%253Dnew%252Dhampshire%252Dcops%252Dinvestigate%252Dbomb%252Dthreat%252Don%252Dbus%252D25%252Dapx%252D20100506%253Bloc%253Dsite%253Bsz%253D320x240%253Bord%253D628554702969268000%253Frand%253D0%252E836214322829619%26flv%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww%252Emyfoxboston%252Ecom%252Ffeeds%252FoutboundFeed%253FobfType%253DVIDEO%255FPLAYER%255FSMIL%255FFEED%2526componentId%253D132309247%26img%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fmedia2%252Emyfoxboston%252Ecom%252F%252Fphoto%252F2010%252F05%252F06%252F05062010%255Fportsmouthbomb%255Ftmb0000%255F20100506181408%255F640%255F480%252EJPG%26story%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww%252Emyfoxboston%252Ecom%252Fdpp%252Fnews%252Flocal%252Fnew%252Dhampshire%252Dcops%252Dinvestigate%252Dbomb%252Dthreat%252Don%252Dbus%252D25%252Dapx%252D20100506%26]

UPDATE May 6, 7:05PM: Handcuffed People Led From Scene Of Portsmouth Bus

At least two people in handcuffs have been led away from the area of a bus stopped in Portsmouth after reports of a suspicious device on board but police were not calling them suspects. The Associated Press reported that a passenger was also still on the bus and was being questioned. WMTV NEWS H/T  RevereRidesAgain