FBI makes arrest in Amtrak bomb scare

(Madison, Wisc. television station WISC-TV posted the following article on its website on July 9.)

MADISON, Wisc. -- News 3 has learned that the FBI has arrested a suspect in this week's Amtrak bomb scare near Portage.

Columbia County investigators say the suspect was apprehended in Illinois.

Detectives say News 3 cameras recorded images of the man Tuesday after nearly 300 passenger were evacuated from the Empire Builder train after bomb threats were made from a cell phone as the train was making its way through Wisconsin Dells.

It is now apparent that the bomb threat was made by the suspect on the train, News 3 reports.

Friday, July 9, 2004
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