Man charged for MAX hoax device

Wilfredo Reyes is accused of leaving backpack, calling 911

Wilfredo Reyes in court on June 12, 2017. (KOIN)
Wilfredo Reyes in court on June 12, 2017. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – The man accused of leaving a device on a MAX train and calling in a bomb threat in June has been charged in federal court.

Wilfredo Reyes faces one count of conveying a hoax bomb threat, according to federal court documents. The charge was filed this week as part of a grand jury indictment.

The incident happened on June 9 and prompted the evacuation of the Hollywood Transit Center in Northeast Portland.

The indictment alleges that Reyes “did intentionally…report a suspicious package with wires coming from it on a MAX train,” even though he knew the device wasn’t real. The bomb squad was called out and blew up the device.

Reyes appeared in court last week and a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf.

A trial has been set for November 2017.