An Indiana truckstop employee is accused
of perpetrating an anthrax hoax at the travel plaza. The truckstop was not
closed during the investigation.
David W. Jones, of Alexandria, was
arrested last week for allegedly leaving a powdery substance and a message
stating that it was anthrax in the men's restroom at Hoosier Heartland
Truck Plaza at Interstate 69 and Indiana 28 in Gaston.
Police responding to a call about possible
anthrax at the truckstop closed the restroom and called for the local hazmat
response team. Authorities now believe Jones is responsible for other anthrax
threats received at the business in recent weeks as well, the Anderson Herald
If convicted, Jones faces up to four
years in prison and a $15,000 fine. Other charges may be filed.