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Published April 26, 2011, 03:32 PM

MN Man Pleads Guilty to Making False Threat to MT Amtrak Train

A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to making a threat that led to the evacuation of an Amtrak train in northern Montana in February.

By: Associated Press,

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to making a threat that led to the evacuation of an Amtrak train in northern Montana in February.

The U.S. attorney's office says 24-year-old Hussein Abdi Hassan of Minneapolis pleaded guilty to a federal charge of false information and hoaxes Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Sam Haddon. Haddon scheduled sentencing for Aug. 22. Hassan remains in custody.

Prosecutors say Hassan was removed from an Amtrak train in Browning for being intoxicated and disruptive. As he was being driven to the police station he made statements to the deputy implying that there was something dangerous in his bag and that there were dangerous people on the train.

Based on the threat, the train was stopped between Browning and East Glacier and 140 passengers were evacuated.

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