Trucker faces terrorist threat charge in Missouri standoff

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

jailed Wednesday.

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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