On Monday, April 15, at approximately 6:16 p.m. EDT–just hours after the Boston Marathon bombings– an employee at the Con-way Freight corporate office in Michigan received notification of a message on the company’s Facebook wall.
The employee checked the company’s Facebook wall and saw that a Facebook user by the name of “Maggie Ladenn” had posted a threatening message on the carrier’s page stating, “HEHEHEHEHEHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TOOK CARE OF THE BOSTON MARATHONAND NOW I TAKE CARE OF CONWAY IN MICHIGAN AND LASALLE.”
A second message from the same user was posted at 7:53 p.m., stating, “ere a bomb at one of your facilities, have fun finding it.”
Con-way notified the police of the threats. Police searched the buildings but did not find any explosives.
Con-way then notified the FBI of the threats. The FBI obtained information from Facebook relating to the user “Maggie Ladenn.” They learned the account for “Maggie Ladenn” had been created at 6:14 p.m., the same day the threats were made, MyWebTimes reported.
FBI found that the messages had been sent from 2 separate I.P. addresses but that they were registered to the same AT&T user. Investigators traced the I.P. addresses to 47-year-old Con-way contract employee Rodney J. Termini.
On Tuesday, Termini was arrested and taken to a federal jail in Chicago. He will be transferred to a federal jail in Michigan. Making interstate threats is a federal crime.
According to MyWebTimes, Termini has been arrested twice for similar crimes in the past. Termini was charged with mailing threatening communications in 1996. He was sentenced to 5 months of house arrest and three years of probation. In 1992, Termini was charged with making false bomb threats.