The Latest: FBI says dump truck crash not tied to terrorism


PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on a dump truck that has crashed through the security gate at the FBI office in Pittsburgh (all times local):

2:15 p.m.

An FBI spokesman says the crash of a dump truck through a security gate at the agency’s offices in Pittsburgh appears to have “no nexus to terrorism.”

Special agent Gregory Heeb says authorities hope to release more information about the driver Tuesday.

The truck had been driving erratically and was stopped near the FBI offices by a Pittsburgh motorcycle officer. Authorities say the driver told the officer he planned to ram the gate and then drove a short distance and did that.

The driver is being treated at a hospital.

Heeb says the FBI examined the truck and found no explosives or other weapons suggesting the driver meant to attack the building.

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12:20 p.m.

A dump truck driver from Ohio has crashed his vehicle through the security gate of the FBI’s offices in Pittsburgh, injuring himself but no one else.

Special Agent Gregory Heeb says the truck was moving erratically and running through stop signs and red lights, promoting Pittsburgh police to pull it over around 11 a.m. Tuesday. Heeb says the driver told police he wanted to ram the gate, sped away and then smashed into the gate.

The truck was disabled by security barriers that are meant to prevent vehicles from driving into the office complex on the city’s South Side.

FBI agents checked the truck for bombs and found nothing.

Heeb says the FBI is working with police to determine charges. The man’s name wasn’t immediately released.

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