7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

Man charged in NJ Transit 'bomb' call

(The following article by Bonnie Friedman was posted on the Jersey Journal website on December 17.)

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- A Jersey City man was arrested Wednesday for calling in a bomb threat to a NJ Transit bus in August, said Dan Stessel, a spokesman for agency.

According to Stessel, on Aug. 28 at 8:30 a.m., a man told the NJ Transit information operator that there was a bomb on a bus.

Police eventually traced the number to a Jersey City address, and then learned that the call had been placed through a three-way system, and that the person at that address was not directly involved, Stessel said.

That person led police to Isiah Washington, 23, of Ege Avenue, Stessel said, and on Thursday, police tracked him to a street corner near his address. He admitted involvement in the bomb threat, Stessel said, and was remanded to the Essex County Jail pending $10,000 bail, Stessel said.

He is charged with making false public alarms and terroristic threats, Stessel said.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2019 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

Heavy weather impacting BNSF operations
Union Pacific train traffic halted in Nebraska due to flooding
Flooding impacts Amtrak service in Missouri
UP vehicles help transport Nebraska flooding evacuees to shelter
New Jersey river restrictions aim to ease Portal Bridge stress, commuting trouble
Feds rank Gateway project a “medium-low” priority for funding
ExxonMobil delays $1.9 billion Canada project amid oil-sands woes
Family of NS worker wins $1 million asbestos lawsuit judgment against railroad
CSX train cars derail off Baltimore bridge; no injuries
Netflix agrees to remove Lac-Megantic disaster footage from Bird Box movie
CSX to break ground for N.C. rail hub in April
Q&A: Longevity of Railroad Retirement beneficiaries
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines