MADILL, Okla. (KXII) – Marshall County Emergency Manager Robert Chaney says a bus carrying 46 people from the southern U.S. border to Chicago was stopped by police in the Madill Walmart parking zone late Sunday night time to deal with passengers’ health points, earlier than it was reloaded with passengers and continued on its journey north.
Chaney initially reported the people inside had immigrated illegally, however police decided a short while later that was not the case.
“ICE confirmed through telephone that the bus was travelling legally, and it did cross the border legally through customs,” Madill Police spokesman Donny Raley stated.
Chaney stated people boarded the bus round midday on Saturday and have had little to eat or drink since.
Somewhere alongside the best way, he says the heater on the bus stopped working.
Paramedics on scene say three people had been taken to a neighborhood hospital, one was a minor.
Due to HIPPA legal guidelines, they had been unable to present details about what hospital or the situation of the sufferers.
An worker on the Love’s Travel Plaza close by stated the bus made a cease to gas there someday after 5 p.m. Sunday earlier than being stopped by police on the Walmart.
He tells us passengers on the bus requested people working there to name for assist as a result of there was no warmth.
The worker says the motive force of the bus got here inside the shop to purchase hats and gloves for the passengers.
It is unknown at the moment why the bus is headed to Chicago or if warmth was restored.
The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics additionally responded and arrested one lady on board the bus for possession of hash, a marijuana product.
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