SANTA FE, N.M. — A Metropolitan Court judge found there was no probable cause to arrest or detain Jeremy Danielson, the Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist accused in a fake bomb scare that shut down the Albuquerque International Sunport on Sunday, the 15th anniversary of 9/11.
Though the charges were not formally dismissed, the criminal case against him is likely finished. The 2nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office would have to indict Danielson on the felony charges he was accused of, an action the DA’s spokesman said is unlikely.
“The guy didn’t do anything wrong. Why would we prosecute?” DA spokesman Phil Sisneros said.
But he said the office has not yet received the case from law enforcement and will not make a formal decision on the indictment until that happens.