Police arrest man in connection with reported threats at Danville Goodyear plant

By Colter Anstaett - Southside Bureau Reporter
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DANVILLE, Va. - Danville police arrested the man they believe is responsible for some of the threats made toward the Danville Goodyear plant.

The Goodyear plant in Danville has received two internal threats within the last week, according to a company spokeswoman.

Police charged 25-year-old Jeremy Huffman, of Cascade, Virginia, with making and communicating a threat to bomb, burn, destroy or damage a place of assembly, building or other structure, or a means of transportation.

Police believe Huffman is responsible for Thursday's threat while no one has been charged in connection with Tuesday's threat, which is still under investigation.

Laura Singleton, the plant's communications manager, tells 10 News, "The individuals who made the threats have been removed from the premises and are prohibited from being in the building." 

Furthermore, Goodyear's security team is working with law enforcement to determine the nature and extent of the threats, according to Singleton.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Huffman is asked to call 911, contact Danville Crime Stoppers at 434-799-6508, or via the crime tips line at crimetips@danvilleva.gov. Information given will remain confidential.

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