Sunday tunnel closure brings arrest |

Sunday tunnel closure brings arrest

A man with a fire extinguisher caused the closure of Eisenhower Tunnel Sunday, March 6, around 5 p.m., according to Summit County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Police said the man asked to be dropped off at the westbound pull-off parking area near the tunnel after he was involved in a disturbance on a bus around 2:50 p.m. The man reportedly made his way into the pedestrian walkway of the tunnel around 5 p.m. and began spraying vehicles with the fire extinguisher.

He faces charges of criminal tampering, obstruction of a roadway and throwing missiles at vehicles, police reports state.

A separate incident at 6:50 p.m. brought the arrest of another bus passenger on a charge of third-degree assault.

Deputies responded to the mile marker 203 overlook of Interstate 70 on a report of a passenger who had been assaulted on the bus and a suspect fleeing on foot through the gridlocked, eastbound traffic.

Both suspects were booked and released.

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