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Man Arrested For Threatening To Blow Up CTA Bus

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Caleb Russell allegedly threatened to blow up a CTA bus in the River North neighborhood. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Caleb Russell allegedly threatened to blow up a CTA bus in the River North neighborhood. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff’s Office)

CHICAGO (CBS) – A man was arrested in the River North neighborhood this week, after threatening to blow up a CTA bus during the evening rush hour.

Police said 23-year-old Caleb Russell has been charged with making a bomb threat, after he allegedly threatened to blow up a bus he was riding near Chicago Avenue and Orleans Street on Monday.

Officers on patrol saw the bus stopped in the middle of the intersection, and when they investigated, passengers told police Russell had been yelling derogatory remarks, and threatened to blow up the bus.

Russell also allegedly yelled racial slurs at the officers, and said he was “jihad against the white devil,” according to police.

His bond was set at $90,000 on Tuesday. He was due back in court on Monday.

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