LINCOLNTON, N.C. A Lincoln County man was being held on $100,000 bond after a bomb threat at his ex-girlfriends workplace, authorities said.
The incident began Monday about 9:30 p.m. at the Robert Bosch Corp. in Lincolnton.
Chris Carl Lee, 29, of Kings Mountain allegedly called the warehouse facility and told employees who answered that he placed C-4 explosives in the building and was going to blow the place up at 11:59 p.m.
"The building was evacuated and deputies conducted a sweep of the interior and exterior of the building, searching for any suspicious items," according to a Lincoln County Sheriffs Office statement. "No such items were found and employees were returned to their stations as soon as the building was confirmed to be secure."
About 30 employees were inside the facility during the incident.
Investigators said the calls were placed from a cell phone Lee used. He was trying to get his ex-girlfriend fired, they said.
Lee was arrested at his home about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.
He is charged with one felony count of false report of a bomb and was being held on a $100,000 secured bond.
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