Meanwhile: Twitter buzz about FBI lockdown at Knoxville, Tenn., Pilot HQ

As horrific reports and photos continue to stream in from the Boston Marathon and FBI/Department of Homeland Security personnel mobilize on scene, some Twitter users are pointing to a separate news item out of Knoxville, TN.

The FBI has Pilot Flying headquarters on lockdown Monday afternoon.

Neither the FBI or a Pilot spokesman was immediately available for comment.

Media were barred from the Pilot campus and the entrance was blocked. Pilot employees were be escorting off the corporate campus on Lonas Road.

Knoxville-based Pilot is the operator of the largest travel center network in North America.

More details will be available online as the story develops.

Twitchy will update with any new developments.

  • SpinMeNot

    A quick check of Google Maps indicates a distance of approximately 921 miles between Boston and Knoxville. Related, obviously plausible, but is it probable. Lets just wait for the FBI to provide us information.

    Regardless, may God protect those in the HQ and the LEOs on site.

  • RapidRaccoon

    FBI would be backing up the IRS, more than likely;”they” do that when they suspect that that they are not getting their fair $hare/criminal issues/tax evasion..

  • Shutterbug

    Tennessee Republican Governor Bill Haslam’s family owns Pilot Corporation.
    Gov Haslam chose NOT to fund Obamacare exchanges in the State of Tennessee.