Trucker allegedly made bomb threat

| 10/17/2001

A truckdriver who had just made a delivery to a Suffolk, VA, plant was detained Oct. 12 after authorities found a written bomb threat against the company in with his paperwork. Charges are pending against the driver.

The man, whose name was not released, was not believed to be a U.S. national and was being held by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, The Virginian-Pilot reported.

Driving a truck owned by a Canadian firm, the man reportedly made a delivery to the Sara Lee Coffee and Tea plant. Plant security officers reportedly found the threatening note while making a routine check of the truck as it was leaving.

The contents of the note were not released. "It contained enough information to cause the plant to be evacuated and the state police bomb squad to be called," a spokesman for the company told the newspaper.