A Kansas City man has been charged with attempting to hijack a city bus among a slew of other charges stemming from an armed altercation at a busy intersection.
Jackson County prosecutors charged 28-year-old James M. Jackson with 11 felonies, including assault with the intent to commit bus hijacking with a weapon, several counts of robbery or attempted robbery and possession of a controlled substance.
He also is charged with misdemeanor assault charges for allegedly kicking an ambulance crew member in the mouth and spitting in the face of a police officer.
According to allegations contained in court documents, Jackson was armed with a gun on June 30 when he tried to carjack several people, including one woman who said he pointed a gun at her and pulled the trigger, but the weapon didn’t fire.
He then allegedly tried to force his way onto a city bus at gunpoint at 63rd Street and Prospect Avenue.
When the driver closed the door, Jackson allegedly kicked and punched the door, breaking glass. A passenger on the bus told police they heard Jackson say, “I’ll kill every last one of you,” according to the court documents.
Jackson had the drug PCP in his possession but denied using it before the incident, according to the documents.
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