Pittsburgh FBI gate-crashing suspect set to appear in court


PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man accused of ramming his dump truck through the security gate at the FBI building in Pittsburgh is to appear in state court on related charges.

Forty-eight-year-old Thomas Richard Ross, of New Waterford, Ohio, also faces a federal charge in the July 26 incident, but a court date hasn’t been set.

On Tuesday, Ross faces a hearing to determine whether he’ll stand trial on charges including aggravated assault and criminal trespass.

Pittsburgh police cited Ross for allegedly running eight red lights and driving recklessly during a traffic stop near the FBI building that morning. Ross allegedly claimed to have a bomb before speeding off and through the gate and was injured. No bomb was found and nobody else was hurt.

Ross doesn’t have an attorney listed in court documents.

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