Jan 29, 2010 1:16 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Amtrak passenger detained in Colorado for threats

An Amtrak passenger who alarmed fellow passengers by talking about terrorist threats was pulled from the train and is being held in Colorado.

Ojore Nuru Lutalo, 64, was arrested Tuesday on an Amtrak passage from Los Angeles to Chicago. Passengers on the train alerted authorities after hearing the man from Elizabeth, N.J., making threats in a cell phone conversation.

Police say in an affidavit that passengers overheard Lutalo mention al-Qaida. He allegedly said he hadn't killed anyone yet and talked about going to jail. Police say Lutalo was not armed but was carrying propaganda for an anarchist group called Afrikan Liberation Army.

Lutalo is being held without bond in Otero County.


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