July 13, 2005

Driver making bomb threats arrested in Illinois

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Police on Wednesday arrested a man
driving a van who was threatening to blow up something or
somebody in Washington, D.C., but no explosives were found, the
FBI said.

The driver, identified by police in Princeton, Illinois, as
Terry Daniels, 44, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was being held after
truckers notified authorities about threats they overheard on
citizens band radio.

"They were hearing unusual traffic over CB radio," FBI
agent Marshall Stone in Springfield, Illinois said. "The report
to the Princeton Police Department was about an individual
talking about explosives in Washington, D.C."

Daniels, who was heading east, was arrested at a gas
station along Interstate 80, a major east-west freeway.

Police reported finding "documents, maps and containers"
inside the van, and notified the FBI and the U.S. Secret

A local newspaper, the LaSalle News Tribune, reported
Daniels used the terms bomb and referred to the president as
well as the nation's capital.

Stone said no explosives were found but Daniels may face a
disorderly conduct charge and could have violated federal laws
against threatening the president.