German police arrest suspect after highway bus incident


Police said a Serbian man was arrested in southern Germany on Tuesday after a quarrel on a bus to Berlin-Serbia and subsequent standoffs led to the closure of some of the Bavarian highways.

According to police, the incident began with a battle involving several passengers, with two minor injuries. They added a statement that the battle had escalated into a “threat situation” and the bus had stopped on the A9 highway between Hilpoltstein and Greding, south of Nuremberg. The highway section was closed in both directions.

After that, the passengers departed the Serbian bus. Three drivers and a man apparently with a weapon remained on board.

Police officers tried to contact the apparently armed man. He was arrested without resistance after they managed to reach one of the drivers on his cell phone and all three drivers left the bus.

Investigators did not immediately find a weapon in either the 30-year-old suspect or the bus. The cause of the debate that caused the incident was not immediately clear.

Associated Press