Police: Man charged after allegedly forcing CTA driver to steer bus off-route at gunpoint

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CHICAGO — A 28-year-old Chicago man is in custody after allegedly threatening a CTA bus driver last week at gunpoint.

Police say Maurice Lowry boarded a CTA bus just around 11:25 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, produced a firearm, and demanded that the 64-year-old female driver take him to an off-route location.

The CTA bus driver complied, police added, driving Lowry several blocks before he ordered her to stop at an undisclosed location to exit the bus and walk off.

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Officers took Lowery into custody about 20 minutes later. Police charged Lowery with one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon.

Police provided no further details.

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