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Man sentenced for bomb threats

on August 01, 2013 10:30 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh man who made a series of bomb threats has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Authorities say Termaine Washington, 23, used a stolen cellphone to call the Allegheny County 911 Center in 2012 and claim that bombs would go off at the Allegheny County Jail, PNC Park and a Port Authority light-rail station in Pittsburgh.

Prosecutors say Washington made the calls from Sept. 15-19, demanding the release of all of the jail’s inmates three times and also the release of an inmate he referred to only as “my boy Chuck.”

U.S. District Judge Mark Hornak also sentenced Washington to three years of probation.

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