Video appears to show African migrants hijacking a schoolbus in Italy as children flee screaming. The bus was set on fire after pic.twitter.com/PJyPASHJFK— Jack Posobiec ✝️ (@JackPosobiec) March 20, 2019
The man, reportedly in his 40s, took the bus carrying two middle-school classes in Cremona province, about 25 miles from Milan, and drove for an hour before authorities intercepted the vehicle using three Carabinieri vehicles.
Authorities were able to set up a roadblock based on information from an adult and a student who called a parent.
“While two officers kept the driver busy — he took a lighter and threatened to set fire to the vehicle with a gasoline canister on board — the others forced open the back door,” Commander Luca De Marchis told Sky24TV.
The driver started the blaze as officers broke the glass in the back door of the bus, allowing the passengers to escape before flames engulfed the entire vehicle. Video of the incident’s aftermath showed a charred metal frame.
The angry Senegalese migrant hijacked a bus with 51 children and their chaperones on board and drove around for an hour, threatening everyone on the bus.
The children were handcuffed as the driver threatened them with a knife and said if anyone made a move he would light the bus on fire.
“[The driver] kept saying that people in Africa are dying and the fault is [deputy prime ministers Luigi] Di Maio and [Matteo] Salvini,” a young girl told ANSA.