Bomb threat called in to Bi­o­Lab

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An em­ployee for Bi­o­Lab may face ar­rest for call­ing in a fake bomb threat on the com­pany Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon.

Ac­cord­ing to Rock­dale County Sher­iff's Of­fice (RCSO) Cpl. Michael Camp, on Wed­nes­day, just be­fore 5 p.m., some­one called 911 and told dis­patch­ers us­ing a "muf­fled" voice that there was a bomb in the Bi­o­Lab build­ing set to go ex­plode in three hours.

Us­ing its K-9 units, the RCSO searched the en­tire build­ing of Bi­o­Lab for about an hour, but no bomb was found on the scene

The RCSO traced the call to a cur­rent Bi­o­Lab em­ployee's phone. The em­ployee was de­tained at Bi­o­Lab while he was in the mid­dle of his work shift around 5:15 p.m. and taken to the RCSO head­quar­ters, says Camp.

"The whole thing took about 20 min­utes," he said.

The male long-term em­ployee de­nied mak­ing the call and told deputies some­one else could have made the call from his phone.

The case is un­til un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

If ar­rested, the em­ployee could be charged with mak­ing ter­ror­is­tic threats.

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