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Lonely Lover Triggers Plant Evacuation with Bomb Threats

October 18, 2021 Eric Sorensen
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Lonely Lover Triggers Plant Evacuation with Bomb Threats
Show Notes

Facilities managers and safety and security personnel try to have a plan for everything, but sometimes, all it takes is a lonely lover to play the wild card.

Last week, a woman in Maine called in a pair of bomb threats at Puritan Medical Products. The calls prompted the evacuation of two manufacturing plants.

When asked why she did it, authorities said it was to spend more time with her boyfriend, a Puritan employee. 

She made the first phone call to the Maine State Police around 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, stating that she would plant a bomb at a Puritan manufacturing plant in Pittsfield. Then, she called back two hours later, upping the ante to four pipe bombs she said she planned to hide in the area. The Guilford, Maine-based company has a pair of facilities in Pittsfield that make swabs used for COVID-19 testing.