In horror scenes, hijackers storm the bus and order everyone off before setting it ablaze.
On Sunday, people outside celebrating Bonfire Night in the Newtownabbey area of County Antrim hijacked a double-decker bus in Northern Ireland and set it on fire.
While people were out celebrating Bonfire Night, a bus was reportedly hijacked and set on fire.
A double-decker bus caught fire in the Newtownabbey area of County Antrim, Northern Ireland, on Sunday, prompting emergency services to respond.
According to police, four men boarded the bus, which was believed to be a Translink Metro Bus, and ordered passengers off before it was set on fire.
The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is on the scene, and a helicopter has been dispatched to put out the flames.
Church Road is currently closed, with detours in place, according to the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
At around 7.45 p.m., police officers in the area received a report of a hijacking incident, according to a statement released to BelfastLive.
On Twitter, Translink stated that all Metro lines are operational.
“This is absurd,” said Jeffrey Donaldson, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).
Such criminal behavior has the potential to result in death or serious injury.
“This is only hurting local people and communities.”
It serves no purpose.
The ringleaders need to take a step back.
Politics, not burning buses, is responsible for change.”
“@Translink_NI buses are paid for,” Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon said.
“People won’t be able to get to them if they don’t have them.”
“Our bus drivers are low-wage workers who deserve to be safe at work.”
“What is the point of this craziness?”
While emergency services are on the scene, the public is asked to stay away.