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Jason Morrison,
on March 9, 2017

Man sentenced to year in jail for Pilgrim’s bomb threat

The threat, made in 2016, caused substantial losses for company

From WATTAgNet:

A man who agreed to a plea bargain in the case of a bomb threat phoned into a Pilgrim’s poultry plant in Lufkin, Texas, will serve one year in a county jail.

Almuhajir Askari Salahuddin, who is also known as Thomas Green, received the sentence on March 7. The threat was made in May 2016. He was originally charged with making a felony terroristic threat but accepted a plea deal in which he plead guilty to Class A misdemeanor terroristic threat. He will also pay $2,200 in restitution, reported KRTE.

Police affidavits showed that Salahuddin was a worker at the Lufkin poultry plant.The incident halted production at the plant, although no bomb was found. It has been estimated that the evacuation led to a loss of $2,200 in employee productivity and the loss of several hundred thousand dollars’ worth of product.

The plant in Lufkin, according to WATT PoultryUSA’s poultry plants directory, is a slaughter, prepack and debone tray pack plant. It is one of five plants Pilgrim’s operates in Texas, the directory shows. The company also has three plants in Mt. Pleasant and one in Nacogdoches.

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