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Man frustrated with bus schedule admits planting fake bomb

  • Published Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 5:16 p.m.
  • Updated Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 8:11 a.m.

An Independence man pleaded guilty Tuesday to placing a fake bomb on a public bus because he was frustrated the bus did not run on schedule.

Scott Gene Bradley, 37, admitted he placed a device meant to look like a bomb on an IndeBus last August in Independence. It was described as a black lock box with a wire running to a cell phone taped on top of it.

The Independence bomb squad and the FBI determined the device was a hoax. The phone was traced to Bradley, who told police he was frustrated that the bus did not run on schedule. According to the U.S. attorney’s office, Bradley said he also planned to place a fake bomb in a U.S. Postal Service slot but he was deterred by surveillance cameras.

Bradley could be sentenced to up to five years in prison. He remains free on bond until setencing

| Matt Campbell, mcampbell@kcstar.com

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