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U.S. Attorney Hickton Statement on Adam Busby

April 1, 2014

PITTSBURGH - David J. Hickton, United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, issued the following statement today regarding Adam Busby, charged in connection with a series of hoax bomb threats against the University of Pittsburgh in late March and April 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. 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."

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