Ambler man who threatened Jenkintown district court judge, SEPTA released from prison with probation

Roy Robson, 36, of Ambler, pleaded guilty in October 2023 to a misdemeanor count of terroristic threats and a felony count of terroristic threats for calling in a bomb threat against the SEPTA Regional Rail Line and later calling in a threat against the district court in Jenkintown.

Robson was sentenced on Thursday, January 18 to 330 days to 23 months in prison, The Reporter/North Penn Now said. Because he had served 330 days while awaiting the resolution of both cases, he was subsequently released and will be on probation for three years.

A judge ordered Robson to comply with all recommendations from a recent psych evaluation and enroll in an outpatient mental health program, The Reporter/North Penn Now said.

According to the criminal complaint, Robson told Montgomery County dispatch on November 7, 2022, “I am on the train from Fernrock approaching Lansdale, and I have a bomb and I’m going to blow the train up.”

Passengers were evacuated and all other SEPTA trains with passengers on board were also taken out of service due to the threat, police said.

Several months after the Lansdale incident, Robson was arrested again after he called in a threat to a district judge in Jenkintown on February 17. Robson allegedly told a female court clerk, “You are all n——s and I am going to kill you,” which prompted an evacuation of the building and the closure of the court for the rest of the day.

Photo: Lansdale Police Department