Tuesday, October 17, 2000

Trial starts for steelworker accused of bomb threat

The Associated Press

        CLEVELAND — The trial of a man accused of calling in a bomb threat to AK Steel began Monday in U.S. District Court with jury selection.

        Douglas E. Dyer, 32, of Shelby, faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted of making a bomb threat and intimidating a wit ness.

        Mr. Dyer, a worker at Shelby Welded Tube factory in Shelby, is accused of calling in the threat Nov. 10, 1999, to the company's Middletown headquarters and then threatening a man who attempted to tell police about the threat.

        Later that month, Mr. Dyer threatened a witness who provided information to authorities, federal prosecutors said.

        Authorities have not disclosed specifics of the case, but the arrest comes in the aftermath of violence related to AK Steel's lockout of about 500 steelworkers at the company's Mansfield plant.

        Mr. Dyer is a member of the United Steelworkers of America.


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