Mobile PD: Man armed with handgun threatens school bus

Published: Sep. 15, 2023 at 11:14 AM CDT
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MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - A man is locked up at Mobile County Metro Jail today charged with making a terrorist threat after police said he threatened to shoot up a school bus.

The Mobile Police Department said the incident leading to the charge occurred on Aug. 30 in the 800 block of Navco Road.

On that day officers responded to a harassment complaint on Darwood Court. During the investigation, police said, it was discovered that a 26-year-old man, later identified as Brandon Smart, had entered the school bus on Navco Road amid a dispute involving a relative and another juvenile.

Police said Smart was found to be carrying a handgun.

Smart, who was booked into the jail Thursday afternoon, also faces a gun possession charge.

Smart’s bond has been set at $20,000. His arraignment is set for Sept. 20. The judge ordered him to have no contact with the victims or the school.

The defendant also is ordered not to have any guns outside of his home.