The Fuerza Pública in Siquirres said officers later detained one of the suspects and found that he was carrying a .38-caliber revolver that had been reported stolen from a Pococí security company. He is 16, they said.
No police were injured in the one-sided shootout. The two young men fled into the hills when police approached, said the security ministry. The bus stop is on Ruta 32, the main Limón-San José highway at a section called Freehold.