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Suspect pleads guilty to Amtrak bomb threats

Posted on August 26, 2004

A man charged with making bomb threats that forced the evacuation of a Chicago-bound Amtrak train last month pleaded guilty in federal court.

According to the Associated Press, Michael D. Conwill was indicted for calling several law enforcement agencies on July 6 and telling them there was a bomb onboard a train heading to Chicago.

He faces up to 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines, three years of probation and restitution.

Nearly 300 passengers and crew members were evacuated in the incident, and Amtrak officials said the delay cost the company $100,000.

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