Arrest made following bomb threat at plant in Pickens County
LIBERTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office said an arrest has been made following a bomb threat at the Imperial Die Casting plant on Wednesday.
Deputies said at 1:30 p.m., deputies were called to 2249 Old Liberty Road to help evacuate the plant and begin an investigation into the alleged phone threat.
While searching the plant with explosive detective dogs and explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) personnel, evidence from the investigation led officials to a restaurant in Clemson where a possible person of interest was identified.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, 25-year-old Carlos Lamont Willingham was interviewed and admitted to having made the call as a prank.
Willingham was arrested, taken to the Pickens County Detention Center and charged with threatening to use destructive device.
Deputies said no explosive devices were found at the scene and employees were able to return to work shortly before 5 p.m.
This is an ongoing investigation.
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