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PASSENGER SEIZES, CRASHES BUS

A passenger attacked the driver of a Greyhound bus with 48 passengers, then took the wheel and drove it across an interstate into an embankment, injuring several passengers and the driver.

Afterward, passengers and passers-by detained Jorge Luis Castillo, 37, until police arrived Friday night in this eastern Oregon town near the Idaho border.

State police said Castillo became angry with the driver for some reason and that she stopped the bus, bound for Boise, Idaho. Then Castillo threw her from the bus and got into the driver's seat.

The driver managed to get back on the bus, but the man drove it across the median and the opposite lane into an embankment, where it came to a stop upright. Seven people suffered minor injuries, including the driver.

Police said passers-by reported that Castillo tried to steal the cars of some drivers who stopped to help. The motive for the attack is unclear.

On July 19, a Kentucky man who hijacked a Greyhound bus was overpowered by the driver and passengers in North Carolina. He wound up dead, but a cause of death has not yet been determined.

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