Arrest made in connection to Newell Rubbermaid bomb threat

Arrest made in connection to Newell Rubbermaid bomb threat

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Roger Lee Sutfin (source: Blount County Sheriff's Office) Roger Lee Sutfin (source: Blount County Sheriff's Office)
MARYVILLE (WATE) - The Alcoa Police Department announced Wednesday that a Maryville man was arrested in connection to a bomb threat on June 4 at Newell Rubbermaid.

Roger Lee Sutfin was charged with filing a false report. Sutfin was an employee of Newell Rubbermaid at the time of the bomb threat.

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The incident occurred at 5:13 p.m. on June 4 when Blount County Communications Center received a call from a pay phone at a business on Associates Boulevard in Alcoa.

“The caller told the 9-1-1 operator that there were three bombs in Newell Rubbermaid on William Blount Drive,” said Alcoa Police Chief Philip.

Philip also said the caller stated the bombs would start detonating at 3 a.m. if the facility was not shut down.

Alcoa police officers responded to the business where the call was made. Explosive-detecting K-9 and Blount County Sheriff's deputies from the Knox County Sheriff's Office responded to Newell Rubbermaid.

Sutfin was being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond pending a June 16 hearing in Blunt County General Sessions Court.

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