Man in custody after he stole Calgary Transit bus, hit multiple vehicles: police

A man in his late 30s is in custody after police said he stole a Calgary Transit bus and went on a 15-minute driving rampage on Monday.

Police said the bus was stolen near North Hill Centre before 6 p.m.

A Calgary Transit bus was stolen on Monday, May 18, 2020, according to police.
A Calgary Transit bus was stolen on Monday, May 18, 2020, according to police. Global News

It sped down Memorial Drive in a lane designated for pedestrians, officers said, adding that at least three vehicles were hit.

Police said they never tried to stop the bus, instead using GPS and a helicopter to track it.

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The pursuit ended near the Calgary Curling Club, police said.

Officers said ​the suspect got out and dumped the vehicle “into the waiting arms of police.”

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Police said the man will be charged in relation to the vehicle theft, the hit and runs as well as dangerous driving.

A Calgary Transit bus was stolen on Monday, May 18, 2020, according to police.
A Calgary Transit bus was stolen on Monday, May 18, 2020, according to police. Global News

There were no reported injuries and no passengers were on the bus at the time.

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