Minn. Man Charged With Threat To Amtrak Train Arraigned

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Minnesota man charged with making a threat that led to the evacuation of an Amtrak train in northern Montana pleaded not guilty to federal charges of false information and hoaxes.

The U.S. attorney’s office says 24-year-old Hussein Abdi Hassan of Minneapolis was arraigned by U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Holter in Great Falls on Thursday.

An Amtrak spokesman has said Hassan was removed from the Empire Builder train in Browning on Feb. 14 for being unruly. Marc Magliari says Hassan then “somehow threatened the safety of the train.”

The train was stopped between Browning and East Glacier and its 150 passengers were evacuated while the train was checked for explosives. None were found. The train was delayed for 11 hours, which also stopped freight traffic on the line.

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  • Patriot

    Another individual that, Representative Ellison assures us, loves America! Isn’t diversity great?

    • snowman

      Small minded rubes like YOU are whats wrond with America

      • St Paul

        Totally agree with snowman. Keep correcting these so called “Patriot”. Fools with computers.

  • George

    what does wrond mean?

  • tiredandretired

    Wrond means the same as when you forget to start a sentence with a capital letter.

  • Allan

    Another insane Muslim. Great to have them in this country.

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