Bus isolated after passenger says, ‘I have Ebola’
LOS ANGELES – A passenger exiting a metro bus in Los Angeles said he had Ebola causing officials to sequester the bus Monday, authorities said.
A Los Angeles County Metro bus was held at 742 North Mission Road after authorities received a call from the bus driver about the passenger’s statement, spokesman Ramon Montenegro of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Transit Services Bureau told KTLA.
A man stated, “I have Ebola” as he exited the bus around 1 p.m. on Venice Boulevard and Seventh Avenue, Sheriff’s Department Lt. Richard Hoffman said. The driver continued on his route, Hoffman said.
It was not clear where the man got off, and he had not been located.
The bus driver was the only individual still on the bus as of 3 p.m., Montenegro said. Other passengers were believed to have exited at their desired stops.
No other information was immediately available.