WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Michael Jerome Dennis is facing charges after allegedly twice threatening to bomb an Amtrak bridge in the city.
A federal grand jury on Friday indicted the 27-year-old Washington man. Dennis was arrested on May 3 following an investigation. He pleaded not guilty to the charges against him when he made his first appearance in court Friday and was released on high-intensity supervision pending a hearing on May 11.
Prosecutors say that on Nov. 30, 2011 and Jan. 19, 2012, Dennis used a cell phone to call in threats to bomb an Amtrak bridge in Washington just north of Union Station. As a result of the threats, a number of Amtrak trains were delayed.
Dennis faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted.
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