A Pennsylvania man is facing serious charges for allegedly making multiple bomb threats at the Truck-Lite Corp. facility in Wellsboro.
Brandon Lee Andrews, 31, has been charged with four counts each of terroristic threats, bomb threats, criminal mischief, simple assault as well as a single count of criminal mischief and making false reports, according to a report from PennLive.
The charges stem from a series of bomb threats made at commercial vehicle lighting facility Truck-Lite Corp. starting in mid May.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, the first bomb threat was discovered in a bathroom at the facility on May 15. It read “Tic-Toc, Tic-Toc, The Bomb Goes off at 12 o’clock.”
A May 22 note also found in a men’s bathroom read, “Truck-Lite Company of Nazi’s and Slavery. So the Question Becomes Will it show or will it blow?”
Another note was discovered on May 25 in a box on the production floor, reading, “Truck-Lite, Warehouse, Mechanics, The Most Racist of them all. When Will Threats becomes promises? Also How well do things burn.”
On May 31 a fourth note was found in a box on a warehouse shelf, which read “Tic Toc BOOM!!! Truck-Lite Racist Will Pay … But When?”
After each note was found, the Truck-Lite facility was evacuated. Each evacuation is estimated to have cost the company $250,000, with all four threats costing the company $1 million in financial loss.
A fifth bomb threat was made via telephone on June 1 after Andrews had already been arrested. Police are still investigating this incident.
No explosives were ever discovered.
Andrews is being held without bail at the Tioga County Prison.
Pennsylvania State Police encourage anyone with information on the bomb threats to contact them at 570-662-2151.