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Man arrested after threatening to blow up public transit bus in Stuart

Karl M. Gleissner
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WPTV Marty bus Martin County Public Transit
Posted at 3:15 PM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 16:54:32-05

STUART, Fla. -- A man is under arrest after threatening to "blow up" a Martin County public transit "MARTY" bus.

According to Stuart police, Karl M. Gleissner of Hobe Sound made the threat, dropped a suspicious package onto a stranger's lap, and then exited the bus.

The bus was evacuated and U.S. 1 was closed at Baker Road for about an hour.

Stuart Police say resources from nearby agencies were called in to examine the bus and to ensure that no explosives were at the scene.

Gleissner was located in the area of NW Wright Boulevard, where he was arrested and charged with making a false report concerning planting a bomb. He also had an outstanding arrest warrant out of St. Lucie County.