By ALLEN MINCEY
A threat posted on a social media site toward a local industrial facility led to a Cleveland man taken into custody for terrorist threat charges. According to …
A threat posted on a social media site toward a local industrial facility led to a Cleveland man taken into custody for terrorist threat charges.
According to Sgt. Evie West, public information officer for the Cleveland Police Department, the Bradley County 911 Center was notified Thursday morning of a threat against Whirlpool's Cleveland plant. An employee with Tennova Healthcare-Cleveland noticed the post and contacted security at the hospital, West said.
West said the Facebook post was made by 22-year-old Jordan Hughes, with the post stating, "I bet Whirlpool will remember my name if I shoot up the place." The police officer's report did not give any reason for the threat against Whirlpool, and the connection, if any, between Hughes the industry.
The Facebook post occurred between midnight and 5 a.m. Thursday, West said.
Hughes was taken into custody by the Cleveland Police Department for terroristic threats and harassment, according to police reports.
West said Whirlpool security was notified of the post by the police department. Hughes is to appear in Bradley County General Sessions Court, where the charges will be presented. Until then, he remains in custody at the Bradley County Jail.
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