Handgun pointed at bus driver in Rutland

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KELOWNA - A man allegedly pointed a handgun at a bus driver and threatened to kill him last night at a stop on McCurdy Road East at Craig Road.

Police arrived at the bus stop at about 11 p.m. to investigate a report of threats with a firearm.

RCMP say the sole passenger of the bus was angry after being told it was the end of the line for bus #11. He left the bus and started walking toward Rutland Road but turned back, drawing a handgun and pointing it at the bus driver. It's alleged the man pulled the trigger several times, producing an audible click, as he told the driver he would kill him.

The man fled the scene on foot headed southbound toward Craig Road. 

Police are hoping two women on the bus who may have been talking to the man can help identify the suspect. Both women got off at Hollywood Road near Hollydell. They are asked to call police immediately.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, about 45 years old, 5'8", dark wavy short hair and wearing a denim jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about the identify of the man can call Kelowna RCMP Const. Walker at 250-762-3300, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at crimestoppers.net or text to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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