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Friday, October 19, 2007

How Hard Can It Be To Find A Hijacked Tanker Truck

[Update] Truck found.

A fuel tanker that was hijacked this morning in Baltimore has been found in nearby Washington, D.C.

The fuel tanker was abandoned.

Let me preface this with the fact that police say this is being investigated as a robbery and not terrorism related at all.

How freaking hard is it to find a Hijacked Tanker Truck, especially a cherry red one?

From WbalTV and thanks to Jan for the email.

Baltimore police are still searching for a stolen tanker truck taken at gunpoint from a fuel-loading depot in the city's Curtis Bay neighborhood, but officials said they believe the incident isn't terrorism-related.

Police spokesman Sterling Clifford said that the driver of a Baltimore Tank Lines truck was fueling the tractor-trailer at about 5 a.m. Friday in the 3100 block of Vera Street, near Interstate 895.

Police said that after he got back in the truck, a man in a blue jumpsuit who had been hiding in the sleeper portion of the cab confronted the driver with a semi-automatic handgun and forced him out.

Officials said the tanker was loaded with about 7,100 gallons of Diesel fuel used for home heating.

Clifford said that the tanker was last seen heading toward Interstate 95, but police didn't know whether it was headed north or south.

The Tanker has Maine license plates, plate #126-8185. Both are clearly marked with Baltimore Tank Lines logos.

Anyone with information is being encouraged to please call 911.

ABC was told that, just as a precaution, the Joint Terrorism Task Forces from Washington and Baltimore are assisting local police.

I repeat, that is just a precaution, this is not being investigated as terrorism related.