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Jun 7, 2004 | 02:41 GMT

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U.S.: Details On Amtrak Train Threat

The Amtrak train that was stopped in western Maryland on June 6 was halted by reports of "suspicious individuals" on board. The train, which was bound for Washington, D.C., was stopped in Cumberland; 30 passengers were deboarded while dogs searched the vehicle. An FBI spokesman said the Joint Terrorism Task Force is investigating reports of "suspicious males of Middle Eastern descent" — though how many and other details, such as why they appeared suspicious, remained unclear. Amtrak spokesman Dan Stessel says that trains are stopped at least once a week due to similar reports.

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