A grandmother managed to stop a crazed man on a bus who claimed he was a suicide bomber with a bag full of explosives.
Gary Stewart got on the bus in Rutherglen near Glasgow and started screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is great) while brandishing a holdall, claiming he had a bomb that would go off in three minutes, the Daily Record has reported.
According to The Mirror a source said:
He had something in his hand that looked like a detonator and the passengers were really scared.
A lot of people were so frightened they froze and couldn’t move and the man was shouting a lot.Advertisement
At this point the grandmother, believed to be in her 70s, crouched down and managed to phone police, who promptly stormed the bus. They quickly established the bomb threat was a hoax.
The bag was reportedly full of cans of cider.
Stewart, 41, was arrested, appearing in court the next day, where he pleaded guilty to a charge of falsely claiming he had a bomb and breaching the peace.
He’s set to appear for sentencing on October 29th.