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Sacramento man detained in Colorado bus bomb threat

7:30 AM, Aug 8, 2012   |    comments
Scene of bus bomb threat in Loveland, Colorado.
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LOVELAND, CO (AP) - A Colorado bomb squad did not find any explosives on two Trailways buses in Loveland after a passenger reported that a bomb threat was made by another passenger who was later taken into custody.

The buses were en route Wednesday from Salt Lake City to Denver with a scheduled stop in Fort Collins. Sheriff's spokesman John Schulz says 66-year-old Roland Arel, of Sacramento, Calif., was detained. Schulz says Arel is believed to be a transient who boarded the bus in Salt Lake City.

Schulz says authorities got a call about the passenger, contacted the man on a cellphone and he came out voluntarily.

The two buses were rerouted to a bus stop and deputies evacuated 96 passengers, including 45 passengers on a bus alleged to have the bomb.

The Associated Press

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