Claim of overtaken bus proves unfounded

Reports that three men had taken control of a Greyhound bus traveling north Sunday on Interstate 65 in south central Indiana proved to be untrue, police report.

"The original report that was made turned out to be incorrect information," said Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, public information officer for the Indiana State Police Versailles Post.

The report of the possible hijacking was initially received Sunday afternoon by Clark County dispatchers, who then relayed the information to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department at 4:29 p.m. Eight minutes later, Seymour police received a similar report from the state police.

State police were able to pull the vehicle over just north of the Jackson County line with Bartholomew County and evaluate the situation, Wheeles said.

After questioning passengers and the driver, nothing criminal was discovered, and everyone was released, he said.