A Kings Mountain man is in jail Tuesday after authorities said he called a Lincoln County warehouse claiming hed placed explosives in the building.
But authorities say a sweep of the building found no explosives. And a worker at the facility says the suspect was an ex-boyfriend who had been trying to get her fired.
Lincoln County deputies arrested 29-year-old Chris Carl Lee at his home early Tuesday. He is charged with one felony count of making a false report of a bomb, and was being held in jail under a $100,000 secured bond.
Authorities said Lee made the bomb threat around 9:30 p.m. Monday to the Robert Bosch Corporation on Indian Creek Road in Lincolnton. In the call, he claimed to have put C-4 explosives in the building that would go off at a minute to midnight, the Lincoln County Sheriffs Office said in a news release.
At the time, there were about 30 employees inside the building. The facility was evacuated, but workers were able to return to work after a sweep of both the interior and exterior of the facility came up clear, authorities said.
Deputies said they identified Lee as a suspect in the crime after learning about repeated calls from his cell phone and questioning a worker.
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