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Fake threat closes Post Office, disrupts government services

March 02, 2011

TEXARKANA, Texas —A 49-year-old Texarkana, Texas man has pleaded guilty in connection with a bomb threat in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

            Darryl Love pleaded guilty to false information and hoaxes today before U.S. District Judge David J. Folsom.

            According to information presented in court, on Nov. 4, 2010, Love placed a call to 911 from his room at the Shamrock Motel in Texarkana, Texas at approximately 7:15 am.  Love told the 911 operator that a bomb was set to explode at 10:00 am in the United States Post Office Building located at 500 Stateline Ave. on the Texarkana, Texas/Texarkana, AR state line.  Love also told the operator that he had placed the bomb on the second floor of the building on Nov. 3, 2010.  As a result of the call, the building had to be evacuated and there was a disruption of public, governmental, and business functions or services.  After a full sweep of the building by the Department of Defense, no explosives were found.  Love was indicted by a federal grand jury on Nov. 10, 2010.

            Love faces up to 5 years in federal prison.  A sentencing date has not been set. 

This case is being investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Denise O. Simpson.
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