xml:space="preserve">
xml:space="preserve">
Advertisement
Advertisement

Man faces gun charges after threatening to kill MTA bus driver in Lutherville, Baltimore County police say

A man faces multiple gun charges after Baltimore County police said he threatened to kill an MTA bus driver Friday in Lutherville, police said.

Officers were called at about 10 a.m. to the area of West Ridgely Road and Francke Avenue, where a passenger who had been asleep on a Maryland Transit Administration bus woke up and made the threat, according to police. .

Advertisement

The driver had been checking the bus to make sure it was empty when she saw the man lying on the seats and noticed the handle of a gun in his waistband, police said. He woke up and yelled he was going to kill her and went back to sleep, they said. The driver left and called 911.

Police identified the man as Kevin Thompson Jr., 38, of Lutherville-Timonium. He was being held without bail Saturday at the county detention center. He is charged with possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony and several other gun violations.

Advertisement

Police said they found a gun under a bus seat. No other passengers were on the bus at the time of the incident.

Baltimore Sun reporter Alison Knezevich contributed to this article.

Recommended on Baltimore Sun

Advertisement
Advertisement