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Man arrested for calling in bomb threat

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LINCOLNTON, NC (WBTV) -

A Kings Mountain man has been charged with calling in a bomb threat to the Robert Bosch Corporation in Lincolnton.

The warehouse facility was in full operation with some 30 employees inside when the call came in around 9:30 p.m. Monday, according to a news release from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.
 
The caller told plant employees that answered the telephone that he had placed C-4 explosives in the building and was going to blow the facility up at one minute to midnight.

The building was evacuated and deputies conducted a sweep of the interior and exterior of the building searching for any suspicious items.  No such items were found and employees were returned to their stations as soon as the building was confirmed to be secure.

Investigators identified the suspect by the repeated calls from his cell phone and questioning a worker who identified him as an ex-boyfriend who was trying to get her fired.  Detectives identified the suspect as Chris Carl Lee, 29, of Kings Mountain. 

Lee was taken into custody Tuesday around 4:30 a.m. at his residence without resistance. 

He is charged with one felony count of False Report of a Bomb and was placed in jail under a $100,000 secured bond.

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