Woman accused of threatening boyfriend’s workplace

September 25, 2021 GMT

PITTSFIELD, Maine (AP) — Authorities say a Maine woman who wanted to spend more time with her boyfriend called in two bomb threats to his employer, forcing the evacuation of two manufacturing plants.

Police said the first threat was made Thursday morning when a woman called Maine State Police and said she was going to place a bomb at the Puritan Medical Products plant in Pittsfield, the Morning Sentinel reported. Police said she called back two hours later and said she intended to place four pipe bombs near the plant.

The 33-year-old woman was charged with a felony count of terrorizing. A phone number could not be found for her Saturday, and it was unknown whether she has an attorney.

Puritan has two manufacturing sites in Pittsfield that make swabs for medical use, primarily for COVID-19 tests. Both were evacuated.