Two men from New York were taken into custody this week for crashing a jeep they allegedly stole at knifepoint into a school bus packed with children, while being pursued by police.
Two suspects stole a red jeep from a 51-year old female at knifepoint, according to Rochester police . They were then spotted by officers trying to make a traffic stop.
The police asked the suspects to get out of the car, but the driver put it in reverse and rammed into one police car before taking off.
Raymond Gonzalez, a bystander, heard the sirens. He pulled out his smartphone in time to capture the Jeep going the wrong direction down a street and colliding into the school bus carrying 17 children.
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The suspects then got out of the car, and ran on foot.
On the video, officers can be seen following one suspect and shouting at him to “get down” .
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The Rochester Police Department stated in a statement that “fortunately, the driver and all students were uninjured” as a result. “The accident was reported to the city school district and arrangements were made for each student’s return.”
Maliq McCullough (20 years old) and Adeosun Hugh (23 years old) were both identified and were each charged with the incident.
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McCullough faces first degree robbery and second-degree assault. Hughes is charged with unauthorized use of a motor car.