ST. PETERSBURG — A man claiming to have a gun on a PSTA bus Wednesday morning was taken to a local hospital for mental evaluation.
Passengers heard the man muttering incoherent statements, threatening to kill himself and others, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Cecilia Baretta said. Passengers didn't see a gun, and deputies said no weapon was found on the bus.
The bus was on 49th Street near 54th Avenue N when the incident happened, officials said.
No one was hurt. Deputies got to the bus about 11 a.m. and were clearing the scene about a half-hour later.
Additional information was not immediately available.