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SWAT called to reported tour bus hostage situation

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WHITESIDE, MARION COUNTY (WRCB)-- The Marion County SWAT Team was called to a reported hostage situation on a Greyhound Bus, Monday.

Sheriff Bo Burnett tells Channel 3 the incident happened around midnight at the Tennessee Welcome Center on the westbound side of Interstate-24.  

The Sheriff says several passengers told the bus driver that Richard Biggs of Fort Oglethorpe was allegedly armed with a gun.

He says the driver pretended the bus had a mechanical issue and pulled into the rest area, where police were called.   

The SWAT Team responded, and Biggs was eventually arrested.

He is charged with public drunkenness and possession of a firearm.

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