Kids with toy guns on bus arrested in Mpls.

by Meritte Dahl

Police arrested two juveniles Tuesday after they carried toy guns onto a Metro Transit bus in North Minneapolis, authories said Wednesday, according to the Star Tribune.

People at a bus stop at 35th and Fremont Avenues N. called police after seeing the juveniles with replica rifles, said Metro Transit spokesman John Siqveland, the Star Tribune reported. The replica rifles could fire plastic projectiles.

The Star Tribune reported bus passengers also called authorities around 5:45 p.m. when the suspects boarded a southbound Route 5 bus. The two juveniles were arrested a few blocks later by Metro Transit and Minneapolis police, Siqveland said.

The suspects were taken to Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center. Both were cited for carrying replica guns and are not allowed to ride Metro Transit buses for one month, the Star Tribune reported.

No one was injured during the incident, but several passengers were alarmed, Siqveland told the Star Tribune.