Obnoxious CB radio
chatter is nothing new, but when a group of truckers in Illinois heard the
words “bomb,” “explosive,” “Washington, DC” and “president,” they knew they had
to take action.
After receiving a
tip from the drivers, officers from the Princeton, IL, Police Department
arrested Terry Daniel, 44, of Cedar Rapids, IA, at a service station off
Interstate 80, Reuters reported. Daniel was traveling eastbound in a van
on the interstate, and Police Chief Tom Root told The Associated Press that maps, documents and other items in the van led them to believe he did
intend to travel to the nation’s capital.
suspected Daniel had drug-making equipment or explosives in the van, but a search
found only suitcases, ice coolers and briefcases. The FBI and Secret Service
were also called in to investigate, and a nearby fast food restaurant was
evacuated as a precaution.
According to The
AP, Daniel was taken into custody on a charge of felony disorderly conduct.
When questioned, Root said, Daniel told officers that he “had some issues he
wanted to take care of in Washington.”