Charlie Misra, a reporter for San Luis Obispo, Calif., NBC affiliate KSBY, helped police find a suspect who said a bomb might be on an SLO Transit bus.
KSBY reports, Marcus Henry Karr admitted to Misra he made the statements about a possible bomb on one of the city buses, while Misra was on the campus of the local university covering the story. Misra then called police.
Karr was taken into custody and is being questioned by police.
Misra also gave a statement to police about his conversation with Karr and his call to 911.
Wednesday morning, SLO Transit buses were stopped and evacuated after police said a passenger on the bus made an announcement about the possibility of a bomb on one of the buses.
He exited the bus when it arrived in front of the Performing Arts Center at Cal Poly.
Police say all city buses were search by K-9 teams and no explosives were found.
Buses were all back in normal operation by 3:00 p.m.