Scottish terrorist behind 2012 Pitt bomb threats out of Irish prison

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 1, 2014 1:09 PM

(Pittsburgh) -- A federal prosecutor says a Scottish terrorist indicted on charges of emailing 17 bomb threats to the University of Pittsburgh has been released from an Irish prison and will face prosecution for alleged threats in the United Kingdom before he's prosecuted in the U.S.

U.S. Attorney David Hickton has announced 66-year-old Adam Stuart Busby was released to an Irish hospital on March 21st, on the condition that he have no Internet access.

Busby is waiting for Ireland's Supreme Court to hear his appeal of an order extraditing him to Scotland to face charges that he threatened to poison some English water supplies and then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown in 2010, among other threats.  

Hickton says he's working to ensure Busby is extradited to face the Pitt threat charges, which disrupted campus life in April 2012, after he faces the U.K. charges.

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