NYM man convicted of bomb threat [UPDATED]

Published 10:22am Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Updated 1:24pm Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The New York Mills man who called in a bomb threat to the city’s Brunswick/Lund boat factory on March 8 was found guilty on two counts of making terroristic threats.

A jury found Chad Steven Pikula, 37, guilty on June 9. He will be sentenced on Aug. 12.

Court records report that Pikula was a temporary worker at the plant. Phone company records were subpoenaed by the New York Mills Police Department, which was able to trace Pikula’s number.

Pikula’s bomb threat caused the temporary evacuation of the plant, during which a team of bomb-sniffing dogs scoured the facility and uncovered nothing.

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