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Brown threat accused leaves prison

Published 01/04/2014 | 17:42

Big hitter: Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown is strongly pro-Union and his popularity remains high in Scotland
Big hitter: Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown is strongly pro-Union and his popularity remains high in Scotland

A Scottish man charged with emailing 17 bomb threats to the University of Pittsburgh has been released from an Irish prison and will face prosecution in the UK before seeing a US courtroom, US federal prosecutor said.

Adam Stuart Busby, 66, was released to an Irish hospital on March 21, said David Hickton.

Busby is waiting for Ireland's Supreme Court to hear his appeal against an order extraditing him to Scotland, where he faces charges that he threatened to poison water supplies and then prime minister Gordon Brown in 2010.

Mr Hickton said he is working to ensure Busby is taken to the US after he faces the UK charges.

The University of Pittsburgh threats disrupted campus life in April 2012.

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