HILLSBORO, Ore-- There were some tense moments Saturday on a bus running from Portland to Tillamook as a man threatened to shoot and stab passengers.

Washington County deputies responded at 4:39 p.m. Saturday to reports that a man, possibly armed, was threatening passengers on a Tillamook County bus.

The bus driver was instructed to make a stop in the town of Banks and that deputies would be there. Officers then arrested 30-year-old Oliver Powell after he got off the bus and urinated on the sidewalk next to the town fire department.

Witnesses told deputies Powell threatened to shoot two passengers and stab another.

There was no firearm, said Bob Ray with the Washington County Sheriff's Office. But these sorts of incidents are very traumatic for people on the bus. Right now, he's in the Washington County Jail.

Sheriff's deputies said it looks like Powell had been drinking heavily.

He faced several charges including menacing and harassment and was held on $20,000 bail.

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