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Authorities announced Wednesday an indictment against a man in Ireland, charging him in connection with a series of bomb threats made against the University of Pittsburgh campus.

Officials say 64-year-old Adam Stuart Busby of Dublin, Ireland, must face charges of wire fraud, malicious conveyance of false information, and international extortion.  Over 100 evacuations at the University of Pittsburgh occurred as a result of the e-mail of threats.

Prosecutors say Busby used computer servers in Austria and the Netherlands to make those threats. He also threatened to bomb four federal courthouses in Pennsylvania, and even threatened the U.S. Attorney for the Pittsburgh area, David J. Hickton.

Busby has been under suspicion since April.  Police declined to give many details on how they found him. They said cooperation between local, national and international cyber investigators resulted in his indictment.

He is currently in custody in Ireland on other charges.  Extradition details for Busby remained unclear.

Two Ohio men were also indicted, as others who made threats.

U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton said between April 25 and May 23, Alexander Waterland, of Loveland, and Brett Hudson, of Hillsboro, also targeted Pitt with interstate threats claiming to be affiliated with the hacking group Anonymous.


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ORIGINAL STORY:


 

The FBI and the U.S. Attorney in Pittsburgh will announce "significant developments" in the investigation of a series of bomb threats that disrupted classes and dormitories on the University of Pittsburgh campus earlier this year.  A press conference will occur at 2:00 P.M.
    
No word yet on whether charges have been filed, or whether one suspect or several are being targeted.  Federal authorities typically do not call news conferences on pending investigations, unless charges have been filed.
    
The university received bomb threats written on bathroom stalls in mid-February and, eventually, in emails - sometimes several per day.

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