PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) – An armed trucker whose hours-long standoff at a
Missouri rest stop snarled a freeway’s traffic for miles heading into the
holiday weekend has been charged with making a terrorist threat.
Prosecutors in Platte County charged 25-year-old Khurshed Haydarov of
Philadelphia with the felony following last Friday’s disturbance along
Interstate 29 north of Kansas City.
Haydarov required a Russian interpreter during a court appearance Tuesday. A
judge entered a plea of not guilty on Haydarov’s behalf and scheduled a Jan. 3
hearing to decide whether his $100,000 bond can be reduced. Haydarov remained
Authorities shut down the freeway for several hours after witnesses reported
seeing a man pointing a gun from the cab of a tractor-trailer parked at a rest
stop. Haydarov later surrendered.
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