Maine Man Arrested After Threatening to Open Fire at Hancock Lumber Location
It was a frightening day for a Maine business and many of its employees after received a threat that someone was preparing to 'shoot up the business.
According to the Kennebec Journal, a Maine man is currently being held on $10,000 cash bail at the Somerset County Jail. All this, after officials say he made threats to shoot up his former place of employment.
Police say that 28-year-old, Benjamin Scott Therrien, has been charged with felony terrorizing. The suspect reportedly told two employees of the Hancock Lumber Sawmill, his former employer, that he was planning to 'shoot up' the place. He also added that following the shooting, he planned on taking his own life.
After the threat was made, Hancock Lumber put measures in place to help keep their building and staff safe until they were alerted that Therrien had been placed under arrest and that the threat was over.
Pittsfield Police Chief, Vincent Morris, told the Kennebec Journal that he takes threats like this very seriously. He didn't go into any detail on when it was that the suspect worked for the Hancock Lumber Sawmill, or what may have led to his departure, whether he resigned or was fired, though more details are expected to be forthcoming.
This is a developing story and we will continue to keep it updated as more information becomes available, either from the Kennebec Journal or from the team at the Pittsfield Police Departmnt.