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Toyota receives fourth bomb threat in five days

05/18/2010, 7:17 PM BY DREW JOHNSON

Toyota already has its hands full with a rash of recent recalls, but the Japanese automaker is now facing a new crisis. A total of four fake bombs have been sent via mail to various Toyota facilities across the country since Friday, with the most recent scare shutting down a southern Indiana post office.

According to the Associated Press, Toyota has received four fake bombs through the mail since Friday. The first suspicious package arrived at Toyota America’s headquarters in Erlanger, Kentucky on Friday, followed by similar packages delivered to the company’s West Virginia and Texas production facilities on Monday. The latest package was addressed to Toyota’s Princeton, Indiana plant, but was discovered before it left the local post office. The post office was evacuated, but a bomb expert later found the package to be a fake.

All four packages have carried a handwritten address originating from Nigeria. All packages were also similar is design, consisting of a 4 inch cardboard tube filled with electronic parts. No notes were attached to any of the packages.

The FBI and local authorities are now involved, but no suspects or motives have yet been named in the case. “We have no idea. We’re not speculating,” Toyota spokeswoman Kelly Dillon said.



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