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

Amtrak train evacuated after bomb threat

(The Associated Press circulated the following on May 13.)

DENVER — An Amtrak train carrying nearly 140 passengers was evacuated near Denver after a passenger threatened the crew and others onboard, claiming he had a weapon and bomb, an Amtrak spokeswoman said early Monday.

Police met the California Zephyr train about 22 miles west of Denver late Sunday after the crew alerted authorities about the unidentified passenger's threats, Amtrak spokeswoman Karina Romero said.

Authorities detained the man for questioning and did a sweep of the baggage car and the passenger car where he was sitting. The man was carrying a knife, and a bomb-sniffing dog focused on his bag, Romero said.

"There was something that was in that bag that made the dog stop," Romero said, declining to elaborate.

No injuries were reported.

Passengers were evacuated and transported by bus back to Denver, Romero said.

The California Zephyr leaves each day from Emeryville, Calif. to Chicago.

Monday, May 14, 2007

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

FRA publishes railroads 4Q 2018 PTC data
Norfolk Southern will shrink its workforce by 3,000 by 2021
Railroads look to PTC to shake out more capacity
Can freight railroad industry maintain momentum in 2019?
CN train carrying oil derails in western Manitoba
No, Gov. Newsom didn’t just kill California’s high-speed rail project
Federal budget measure would include $50 million for Amtrak’s Southwest Chief
Proposal would allot millions to maintain New Mexico tracks for Amtrak
Southwest Chief boosts states’ coffers
Judge rules coal company can eliminate retirees’ health care, union contract
Norfolk Southern COO Wheeler sells $858,000 in company stock
Tracks reopen after BNSF coal train derailment in Minnesota
Chicago commuters less than thrilled with Union Station makeover
Q&A: RRB reports performance under customer service plan
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines