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Falls bus rider threatened by knife-wielding man

NIAGARA FALLS – A bus driver for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority told police a rider was threatened by a knife-wielding man early Saturday.

The crime occurred shortly before 1 a.m. near the NFTA facility on Portage Road, police said. The victim, a Lewiston resident, told police the man threatened to kill him, then ran west, behind a nearby Tops supermarket. A police search of the area was unsuccessful.