Hill District man admits using stolen cell phone to make bomb threats to jail, PNC Park

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A 23-year-old Hill District man pleaded guilty today to calling in six bomb threats in a five-day period in an apparent effort to get a friend out of jail.

Termaine Washington confirmed that from September 15 through 19 he called Allegheny County 911 claiming three times that there was a bomb in the jail, twice that he would blow up PNC Park and once that he would detonate an explosive in a Port Authority T station.

Once he demanded the release of all jail inmates, and another time he ordered the jail to release "my boy Chuck."

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shardul Desai said Mr. Washington used a stolen cell phone to make the calls.

He faces sentencing July 31 by U.S. District Judge Mark Hornak.

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Rich Lord: rlord@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1542 and on Twitter: @richelord.


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