PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland man faces multiple charges after making a bomb threat that closed down a train and bus station for nearly four hours.
Police Chief Michael Sauschuck said a man entered the Portland Transportation Center at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and told employees he had two bombs in his backpack, prompting staff to evacuate the station.
Police persuaded the man the man to leave the building and put the backpack down in a parking lot. Sauschuck said when the bag was searched, it contained ‘‘household items.’’
The station re-opened shortly after 10 a.m. Forty-four-year-old Rodney Jewell was charged with terrorizing, false public alarm and refusing to submit to arrest.
The transportation center serves as an arrival and departure point for the Downeaster Amtrak train and Concord Trailways bus services.