Man accused of threatening bus passengers: 'I'm gonna kill you all'

Man accused of threatening bus passengers: 'I'm gonna kill you all'
Oliver Powell.

A man was drunk when he threatened to kill passengers on a Tillamook County public transportation bus, police say.

Washington County Sheriff's deputies arrested 30-year-old Oliver Powell Saturday after reports Powell threatened to shoot at least two passengers and stab another as the bus was traveling from Portland to Tillamook.

One passenger heard Powell say, "I'm gonna shoot someone on here. I'm gonna kill you all," according to court documents.

The bus driver alerted 911, then parked at the Banks Fire Department and waited for deputies to arrive.

No firearm was found.

Deputies say it appeared Powell had consumed a large amount of alcohol prior to boarding the bus in Portland.

The bus was delayed about one hour for deputies to interview the passengers and complete the investigation.
 
Powell was lodged in the Washington County Jail. He made his first court appearance on Monday. He faces several charges including interfering with public transportation, disorderly conduct, menacing, and harassment.