An intoxicated man was arrested in Banks on multiple charges Dec. 28 after threatening passengers and the driver on a Tillamook County public transportation bus.

Washington County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an intoxicated man threatening passengers with a firearm. The bus driver parked at the Banks Fire Department parking lot as the transportation dispatcher called the Sheriff’s Office for help.

Deputies detained Oliver Powell, 30, from Portland, after he urinated on the sidewalk. Passengers told deputies that Powell threatened to shoot at least two passengers and stab another. They said Powell would place his hand in his pocket as if holding a handgun as he made the threats. No firearm was found.

The bus was delayed an hour.

Powell is charged with supplying contraband into a correctional facility (marijuana), interfering with public transportation, two counts of disorderly conduct, two counts of menacing, and harassment.

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