Bail set at $150K for man who pulled gun on bus driver

Walter Thompson

A man who pulled a gun on a SEPTA bus driver after the driver missed his stop in the Northeast last week is being held on $150,000 bail, the District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday.

Walter Thompson, 20, of Marcella Street near Summerdale Avenue in Summerdale, was on the Route 24 bus Thursday when he threatened the driver with a gun, according to the D.A.’s Office. After pulling the gun on the driver, he jumped off the bus.

Thompson was arrested overnight, and has been charged with aggravated assault, violation of the Uniform Firearms Act, terroristic threats, simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment, authorities said. He’s scheduled to appear in court Feb. 14.