Bomb threat at Staples Mill Road Amtrak station

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - An Amtrak station is evacuated after a man makes a bomb threat.

This happened on a Richmond-bound train at the Staples Mill Amtrak station around 10 p.m. Thursday.

For hours, the situation was pretty tense — turns out, it was only a scare. That scare has one man in some hot water with police.

Dozens of people were standing around in the parking lot wondering if a bomb may have been on their train.

They watched as ATF and FBI investigators checked out the scene.

The train the people were on was evacuated after, police say, a man made some suspicious gestures that a bomb may be on a train. He was also carrying some suspicious bags.

Police quickly brought in bomb-scanning equipment to check out those bags and the train.

"We also used our bomb dogs to scan the entire train and didn't find anything in the bag or on the train," said Lt. Mark Banks of the Henrico Police Department.

It was quite a relief to investigators who were out searching for hours.

The man who set the scare off is being booked right now by Henrico police.

We're told he is facing some serious charges, but at this point we do not have those details.

Things are running smoothly now out at the Staples Mill Station if you are getting ready to catch a train this morning.

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