Police investigating the hijacking of a Translink bus in Dundonald have charged a 33-year-old man with a number of offences including hijacking, aggravated vehicle taking, possession of an offensive weapon with intent and driving whilst unfit.
Police say the driver of a Metro bus was threatened at knifepoint at a bus stop on Cairnsmore Avenue in the Ballybeen area shortly before 8pm on Saturday night.
The bus driver was told to drive for a distance before he and the eight passengers on-board were forced off the bus.
There were no reports of any injuries.
The bus was later involved in a collision a short distance away.
The hijacker fled the scene on foot.
A Translink spokesperson has condemned the attack.
The suspect is expected to appear at Downpatrick Magistrates court on Monday morning.