SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The FBI says an inventor from Nigeria apparently pitching a product is responsible for a suspicious package that led a police bomb squad to a Toyota manufacturing plant in San Antonio.
FBI Special Agent Eric Vasys told WOAI Radio that the package was from an inventor, with an idea for a turn signal, who mailed the device to Toyota plants across America.
The package with electronic parts reached the San Antonio plant Monday. Vasys said Tuesday night that the FBI determined the device appeared to be a prototype.
Toyota spokeswoman Kelly Dillon says packages also sent to Kentucky and West Virginia were found to be non-threatening. A similar package led to evacuation of an Indiana post office.
Toyota did not immediately say whether it would consider the inventor's device.