Plant employee arrested in phony bomb threat, costs company $1M

ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Police in Rogersville have charged a TRW Automotive employee with phoning in a fake bomb threat so he could go home from work.

According to the Kingsport Times-News, the resulting four hours of down time cost the company about a million dollars in lost production.

Police arrested 23-year-old Brandon Tyler Powers of Church Hill Thursday morning, charging him with felony filing of a false report to police.

The incident occurred about 2 a.m. August 22.The investigation determined the call came from inside the plant and TRW offered a $2,500 reward for information that leads to conviction.


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