Accused emailer of bomb threats to Pitt released from jail in Ireland

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U.S. Attorney David Hickton today issued a statement on the status of Adam Busby, accused of making emailed bomb threats that prompted repeated evacuations of University of Pittsburgh buildings in 2012.

"On March 21, 2014, Adam Busby was released from detention in Ireland while he awaits a hearing before Ireland’s Supreme Court on his appeal of his extradition to Scotland to face terror charges in that country," Mr. Hickton said in the news release.

"He had been continuously incarcerated on a European Union warrant since July 2012. We have taken all available legal action to extradite him to face charges in Western Pennsylvania after he faces pending charges in the U.K. We have been informed that he is residing in a Dublin hostel and the bail conditions dictate that he has no access to the Internet. We are closely monitoring the proceedings overseas and are working to obtain his extradition to the U.S. on the charges pending here."

Mr. Busby, a Scottish nationalist, faces federal charges in Pittsburgh including false information and hoaxes, threatening a federal law enforcement officer, fraud by wire and international extortion. There has been no activity on the federal docket since August 2012, when arrest warrants were issued for Mr. Busby.

Rich Lord: or 412-263-1542. Twitter: @richelord.

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