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UPDATE: Two arrested in bus bomb threat

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Mohammed Atif Chotri, 34 and Singh Daljeet, 30 were placed on immigration hold following Sunday's bomb threat incident.  (Source: PCSO) Mohammed Atif Chotri, 34 and Singh Daljeet, 30 were placed on immigration hold following Sunday's bomb threat incident. (Source: PCSO)

UPDATE - The men involved in this investigation have been identified as Singh Daljeet, 30 and Mohammed Atif Chotri, 34. 

Both men have been released from the Terroristic Threat charges pending further investigation.

An Immigration Hold has been placed on both subjects. 


AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Dozens of Greyhound passengers traveling through Amarillo are now back on their way after a bomb threat delayed their trip and closed down part of I-40 for three hours Sunday afternoon. 

The Potter County Sheriff's Office said no bomb was found inside the Greyhound bus. The two men allegedly responsible for the bus delay are now behind bars.

The threat was called into the Potter County Sheriff's Office around 1 p.m. 

"We received a 911 call in reference to subjects on a bus that were making comments about having a bomb," said Potter County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy David Johnson. "Some of the passengers on the bus were alarmed by this, they notified the bus driver." 

Johnson said the bus driver immediately pulled over on the side of I-40 near the U.S. 287 split. Potter County deputies and DPS troopers shut down eastbound I-40 and diverted traffic to US 287 as officials started to investigate. 

"Our deputies arrived and removed everybody off the bus to get them at a safe distance away from the bus," said Johnson. "The Amarillo Police Department's Bomb Unit was called out to have their dog search to see if there was anything on the bus, to see if it was safe or not." 

After interviewing several witnesses and finding no bomb on the bus, officials arrested two men on terrorist threat charges. Both have been booked into the Potter County Detention Center. 

The names of the men are not being released at this time. The FBI was notified about this incident and will be talking with the two who were arrested. 

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