New York - A man who triggered a bomb scare and the evacuation of New York's Penn Station has been arraigned on charges of making a terrorist threat and falsely reporting an incident, prosecutors said Monday.
Raul Claudio, 43, was arrested on Sunday following a dispute with a train ticket agent, during which he placed a bag on a counter and said there was a bomb inside.
Security on New York's trains and buses has been tightened significantly in the wake of the attacks on London's transport system and Claudio's bomb claim prompted the immediate evacuation of Penn Station, a major suburban and long-distance railway hub.
This incident only happened a few hours ago. I'm quite happy to see that charges have already been brought. If nothing else, given today's political climate, this guy is guilty of near terminal stupidity.