Police: Man wanted for making threats at Danville Goodyear Plant


DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) - Officials with the Goodyear plant in Danville say there have been two reported internal threats of violence within the last week.

The Danville Police Department said it's now involved in the investigation at the plant and has placed charges against one man.

Officials said the people who made the threats have been removed from the property and are not allowed to be in the building.

Police said officers responded to Goodyear on Tuesday regarding a threat made by an employee and that incident is now under investigation.

As a result of the comments made by the male employee, police said a warrant was obtained for "...make and communicate a threat to bomb, burn, destroy, or damage a place of assembly, building, or other structure, or a means of transportation.

Jeremy O'Brian Huffman, 25, of Cascade is currently wanted on those charges.

A Goodyear spokesman said the site's security team is "following procedures to address this issue and is working closely with local law enforcement to determine the nature and extent of the threats."

"We’ve taken steps to ensure associate safety," Goodyear officials said in a statement.

They say their primary concern is providing a safe work environment for the employees.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Huffman is asked to call 911, contact Danville Crime Stoppers at (434) 799-6508.

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