Toyota U.S. sites in four states are a target of bomb hoaxes

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana

Toyota is receiving bomb threats… no really, we’re not kidding. A fake bomb threat led to the evacuation of a southern Indiana post office yesterday, the fourth since Friday sent to Toyota’s U.S. headquarters and production plants in three states.

A company spokesman said that the package was addressed to Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana in Princeton and was discovered this morning at the local post office. The post office was immediately evacuated before a bomb technician determined it was harmless, authorities said.

The package was a cardboard tube about 4 inches long and 1½ inches wide and contained electronic parts, said Gibson County Chief Deputy Sheriff George Ballard. He said that the package had an address originating from Nigeria like the other three packages.

The company does not know the motive for the hoaxes. “We have no idea. We’re not speculating,” Toyota spokeswoman Kelly Dillon said.

– By: Kap Shah

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