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Man arrested for threatening fellow bus passengers

A New Jersey man was taken into custody Wednesday morning after he threatened to harm fellow passengers on a Greyhound bus that was traveling through Prince William County on Interstate 95, police said.

David A. Servais, 23, is being held on charges of threatening to bomb a mode of transportation, abduction by force, being drunk in public, possession of synthetic cannabinoids and being a fugitive from justice, Virginia State Police said.

Servais made threatening comments on a bus heading from Richmond to New York. At one point, he positioned himself at the front of the bus, preventing anyone else from exiting. Later, he barricaded himself in a bathroom.

The bus was searched for suspicious packages, but none were found, police said. Servais was taken into custody, and arrangements were made for the other passengers to be taken to a Greyhound terminal by a county bus.

Plane catches fire at BWI

The engine of a passenger plane caught fire shortly after the plane landed at BWI airport on Wednesday morning.

A JetBlue flight from Boston Logan International Airport landed at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport shortly before 11:30 a.m., and while the plane taxied toward its gate, one of the engines caught fire, according to an airport spokesman.

Passengers on JetBlue flight 1329 exited the plane through the jetway while airport fire and rescue crews extinguished the fire.

No injuries were reported, and no other flights were impacted by the fire.

?- Naomi Jagoda and Ben Giles

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