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November 24, 2023

Man Pleaded Guilty After Threatening to Bomb an Internal Revenue Service Lockbox Facility

On October 26, 2023, in the Western District of Kentucky, Cameron Hyatt, pleaded guilty to one count of false information and hoaxes, and three counts of assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers.

On April 13, 2023, Hyatt, a contract employee at an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Lockbox, a government facility for processing individual and business Federal tax returns and Federal tax remittances for the IRS, sent a text message to his contracting agency that stated, “I am going home and killing myself, blowing my brains out.” The next day a shift supervisor called Hyatt and advised him that he could not return to work until he was cleared by human resources. Hyatt called the shift supervisor multiple times and cursed at her. On April 17, 2023, a human resources representative advised Hyatt that his employment was terminated. Hyatt told the human resources representative not to call him again and stated he was going to kill himself. When told he was no longer permitted on any client site, including the IRS Lockbox, Hyatt stated, “That’s okay because I’m going to bomb your place…” When interviewed by a TIGTA special agent, Hyatt stated he sent the text messages “because he wanted to...scare them for ruining my job, my livelihood.”

On April 20, 2023, Hyatt was arrested by TIGTA agents. During his arrest, Hyatt kicked and spit at a special agent and kicked and threatened to kill another special agent.

Source:  The facts in this case narrative come from the following publicly available documents: W.D. Ky Plea Agr., filed Oct. 26, 2023; W.D. Ky Crim. Comp., filed Apr. 20, 2023; and W.D. Ky Indict., filed May 17, 2023