Amtrak Bomb Threat Uncovers Hunting Knife & Crystal Meth

An Amtrak train heading to Chicago was evacuated near Denver after threatening statements by a passenger.
The resulting search revealed a large hunting knife and crystal methamphetamine:

A passenger on an Amtrak train has been turned over to the F.B.I. Officials say he made threatening statements. As a precaution 218 passengers were evacuated.

A spokeswoman for Amtrak said no injuries were reported in the incident that started around 9:45 p.m. Sunday evening. The train stopped in Arvada, about 22 miles west of Denver. The passengers were evacuated and taken by bus to Union Station in Denver.

Investigators said the passenger made suspicious comments to some of the other passengers on board. Those passengers told police they thought the man had a weapon and possibly a bomb.


Arvada police officers detained the man and did a sweep of the passenger and baggage cars.

A Public Information Officer for Arvada P.D. said they did find a knife on the man but a search of his bag failed to turn up any explosives. The man was detained and turned over to the F.B.I. A spokesperson for Amtrak says police also found crystal methamphetamine on the suspect.

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