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Bomb scare on Schenectady Amtrak train

(The Associated Press circulated the following on June 3.)

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Police closed down a section of Interstate-890 in Schenectady last night after a man at an Amtrak station claimed to have a bomb.

The man also stopped Amtrak train traffic in Schenectady Saturday evening around 8 PM.

Police says the suspect, reported to be an 84-year-old man from Philadelphia, was upset about the train being late and said he had a bomb.

The device actually turned out to be a transistor radio with other wires and not a bomb.

The highway was closed temporarily and bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in to inspect the train.

The man's name was not immediately available.

Monday, June 4, 2007

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