DATE & TIME: 04-11-2023 / 7:27 am
LOCATION: Southwest 89th / West Hickory Road
OFFENSE: Threats to Industrial Facility
CASE #: 2023-1654
At 7:27 am on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, the Gage County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a business on Southwest 89th Road near West Hickory Road for a bomb threat at that business. Upon arrival at the scene, deputies interviewed witnesses and learned that a person had called the business and reported a contract employee was possibly coming to the site with a firearm. Within a few minutes, the deputy and investigator at the plant determined the contract employee was actually working at another plant a half mile away.
Deputies made contact with the management at the second site and confirmed the employee was working at their site today, however the employee was behaving normally and there was no known concerns involving the contract employee.
Gage County Sheriff’s Office deputies, assisted by two troopers from the Nebraska State Patrol, were able to make contact with the employee outside his workshop and during the investigation, determined he did not bring a firearm with him and he did not have any ill intent toward the facility or his fellow employees.
Deputies notified both businesses that no criminal violations had been concerned and the employee was released back to his employer.
Deputies and investigators are investigating further the nature of the original call reporting the incident.
Sheriff Millard “Gus” Gustafson #903
Sergeant T. Hanson #90310
Deputy M. Hager #9038
Deputy R. Sandersfeld #9032
Chief Deputy D. Klaus #9030