The Gonzales Police Department says a man is under arrest for allegedly calling in a bomb threat at a plant in Geismar where he was a contract worker. Spokesman Sgt. Stephen Nethken says the incident occurred on May 22nd when the home office for CB&I in Gonzales got the call from a blocked number.
"This threat was basically along the lines of 'you have 30 minutes to evacuate the William Olefin's' which is the plant where the contractor was working," said Nethken.
Nethken says the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office assisted in evacuating the 1500 employees at the Williams Olefin's plant after the threat was received.
He says once they realized the threat was a fake, they got the phone records and traced the call to 18-year-old Trenton Osburn of Baytown, Texas who was here working for CB&I.
"During the interrogation he ended up admitting to placing the phone call saying it was hot that day and he needed a break from work," said Nethken.
Osburn is charged with terrorizing which is a felony.
Nethken says law enforcement officials take situations like this very seriously.
"We're going to make sure that our conversations with the District Attorney's office is that this should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," said Nethken.
He added that everything is traceable these days, and if you do such a thing you will be tracked.