A woman who was employed at Aurora Technologies (ATI) in Pacific has been charged after she allegedly made a threat that caused the building to be evacuated Oct. 16.
According to court documents, Tisa M. Eggers, 38, Leslie, was charged Wednesday with making a terrorist threat after she allegedly texted a message warning that “something bad was gona hapem [sic].”
Pacific police Capt. Larry Cook said Eggers sent the text to her supervisor using a man’s phone that he alleges she took without his knowledge.
Eggers also has been charged with misdemeanor stealing for allegedly taking the phone.
Cook said when police were made aware of the alleged threat, they evacuated ATI’s two buildings at 19 Industrial Drive and a few houses on nearby Candlewick Lane.
Police sent for bomb-sniffing dogs from Lambert Airport and St. Louis County, who made a sweep of the buildings but didn’t find any evidence of explosives.
Cook said the factory was shut down for more than four hours and ATI lost about $30,000 in revenue.