Images of a man wanted by police after a gun was fired at a fellow bus passenger in Sheffield have been released.
The man pulled a black pistol and an eight-inch knife from his trousers and subjected bus passengers to a frightening ordeal after getting off the 272 bus to Castleton.
Witnesses said the man fired the pistol at point blank range and waved a Rambo-style knife after disembarking with about a dozen other people outside The Fox House pub on Hathersage Road last Sunday at 12.45pm.
The man - white, in his mid 20s, about 5ft 9ins with short brown hair - ran away into the fields beyond the country pub’s car park. So far no arrests have been made.
Temporary Detective Inspector Graham Stead said: “Our officers have been working hard all week to establish the circumstances surrounding this understandably quite distressing incident last weekend.
“From our enquiries so far, we believe that there may have been an incident that took place on a bus travelling through the local area. At the bus stop outside the pub, the suspect is believed to have got off the bus and reportedly fired a weapon.
“Thankfully nobody was injured, but that does not lessen the severity of this offence and we are determined to identify the person responsible.
“We believe the man pictured in the CCTV images holds information that could be incredibly useful for our investigation, so we’d like to hear from him or from anyone who recognises him.
“If you were on the bus last weekend, or travelling along Hathersage Road at the time of the incident, I’d also be keen to hear from you.”