Parents say man threatened kids at bus stop with gun

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WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. - Police are investigating after parents said a man threatened their kids Thursday morning at a bus stop in West Mifflin.

Tara Evans told Channel 11’s Vince Sims that a man pulled up in a car while kids were standing at a bus stop at the intersection of Elmwood and Adams avenues Thursday morning about 7:15 a.m.

According to Evans, the man yelled at the kids to get out of the street, pulled out a gun and threatened to call a truancy officer.

“It was noticeable, they could see the holster. And he went like this and laid the gun on his lap. He did draw his firearm and all the kids saw it,” Evans said.

The children said the man claimed to be a police officer when he was yelling at them.

“The man stated that he was a police officer and said, ‘Get the (expletive) out of the way,’” Evans said.

Authorities said the man pulled away when he saw the bus coming. Police said they plan on increasing patrols in the area.

Evans and other mothers in the area said they are scared and upset, and they plan on increasing their own patrols of the bus stop.

“Me and the other parents are beefing up our security. We are a close-knit community up here. Our presence will be known at the bus stop,” Evans said.

According to police, the man was about 25-35 years old with a goatee. He was driving a gray Trail Blazer with damage to the front end.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.