The quick arrest was the result of SEPTA’s Police Chief Thomas Nestel’s frequent use of Twitter. Chief Nestel, who said that Twitter has become part of the police forces arsenal, was able to get basic information to officers who intercepted the train and the suspect within eight minutes.
Greyhound riders accused of calling in bomb threat charged
The threat was called in about 5:30 p.m. Friday, as the bus was traveling from New York state to Cleveland. The men claimed they were affiliated with Al-Qaeda and had a bomb that would destroy the White House.