Suitcase Triggers Bomb Scare on Bus

A 62-year-old man whose baggage triggered a bomb scare on a Metro bus was facing possible criminal charges on this 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Eugenio Parades, 62, was detained at Vermont Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday and arrested on suspicion of making a terrorist threat and possessing a hoax device, according to Deputy Guillermina Saldana of the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau.

The bag was "a suitcase with wires exposed that looked like a device,'' Deputy Tony Moore said.
Parades allegedly "was making threats towards the driver,'' he said.

A videographer at the scene said the suitcase had green and gray wires coming from it, a circuit board and what looked like a timer attached to it.

Authorities spent more than four hours investigating the device before clearing the scene.  

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