Authorities are looking for suspects in multiple bomb threats that have been phoned in to at least two manufacturing plants in Orangeburg.
County deputies were called to North American Container on Rowesville Road on Saturday after a caller claiming to be an employee said he heard a bomb was inside the building.
When the officers arrived, genuine employees said no one was employed at the plant by the name given to 911 dispatchers.
Dispatchers traced the call to an Orangeburg home where the residents said they hadn’t made any calls, but another person there could have.
A passerby called law enforcement recently after seeing a group of people outside the plant. The caller said a bomb threat must have been made.
However, plant officials told investigators their employees typically stand outside prior to beginning their shift.
And on Friday, Husqvarna filed bomb threat report. Around 3 a.m., a caller said there was a bomb in a specific area of the Old Elloree Road plant.
During the month of January, Husqvarna managers told investigators that bomb threats have been “an ongoing problem.”
Husqvarna staff filed three incident reports to inform investigators of four bomb threats — two in one day — called in at the plant.
Of all the threats, no device of any type has been found to date.
If anyone has any information on the caller or callers, they are eligible for a cash reward by calling Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.