Feb 3, 2010 3:46 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

No charges in Colorado Amtrak threat

Prosecutors in Otero County say they won't pursue charges against an ex-convict accused of making a threat against an Amtrak train.

Authorities say further investigation revealed the man displayed no bizarre behavior or even made a threat.

Ojore Nuru Lutalo, 64, of Elizabeth, N.J., was arrested Jan. 26 in La Junta on suspicion of felony endangering public transportation.

Otero County District Attorney Rod Fouracre said Wednesday that the Amtrak steward who reported the threats to police later said she hadn't heard the alleged threatening statements herself but reported concerns voiced by other passengers.

Lutalo, a self-described anarchist, says he's relieved.


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