U.S. Attorney Announces Arrests Made in Pitt Bomb Threats Case

Issue Date: 
August 21, 2012

U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton announced Aug. 15 that a federal grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania returned two indictments charging Adam Stuart Busby, a 64-year-old resident of Dublin, Ireland, with a series of crimes related to emailed threats targeting the University of Pittsburgh, three federal courthouses in Downtown Pittsburgh, and U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton. A third indictment charged Alexander Waterland, 24, of Loveland, Ohio, and Brett Hudson, 26, of Hillsboro, Ohio, with making additional online threats against the University. The indictments were announced during a press conference held at the FBI’s Headquarters on the South Side. Online links are available for the following documents and remarks:

• U.S. Department of Justice press release: www.pitt.edu/news2012/hickton-aug-15.pdf

• Hickton’s remarks: www.pitt.edu/news2012/081512-Hickton-Remarks.pdf

• Nordenberg’s statement: www.chancellor.pitt.edu/news/chancellors-remarks-department-justice-press-conference