Hong Minh Truong, of Texas, arrested in connection with threats sent to New Jersey hotels before Super Bowl

Investigators in Texas say they arrested a man in connection with threats sent to several New Jersey hotels days before the Super Bowl. The FBI

The FBI says 66-year-old Hong Minh Truong, of

The FBI says 66-year-old Hong Minh Truong, of Texas, sent several letters with white powder to seven hotels near the Meadowlands. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

LYNDHURST - Investigators in Texas say they have arrested a man in connection with threats sent to several New Jersey hotels days before the Super Bowl.

The FBI says 66-year-old Hong Minh Truong, of Texas, sent several letters with white powder to seven hotels near the Meadowlands, setting off a massive emergency response on Jan. 31.

The letters turned out to be a hoax, and investigators say the incident was not the only time Truong sent law enforcement scrambling.

The response from countless local and state agencies was costly, especially for smaller communities like Lyndhurst.

Truong allegedly sent more than 500 letters to schools and government offices in the U.S., as well as U.S. embassies overseas beginning in 2008.

Some of his letters allegedly warned of al-Qaeda attacks.

Truong is being held in Texas. He faces charges of false information and hoaxes. If convicted, Truong faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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