Orono Police Respond to Bomb Threat

ORONO - A typical Friday turned frightening for an Orono call center early this morning, when it received a mass email threat.
Around 9:30 this morning the Nexxlinx building on Godfrey Drive evacuated all of its employees after receiving an email threatening a bomb.
"I was looking on my agent email," said Tamika Rollins, an employee at Nexxlinx, "An email popped up saying that somebody had left a small explosive device that would blow up at 10 am, and asked if we could find it before then."
The building was evacuated for 2 hours while Orono police and bomb-sniffing dogs searched the building.
"They went and searched the building and luckily there wasn't anything in there," said John Oakes, an employee who was finishing his company training today.
Murray Trepel the site director for Nexxlinx said they take all threats seriously.
"It's important to look after our employees as best we possibly can, and so we followed our normal evacuation process and looked after them."
Police are continuing their investigation, and no arrests have been made.
Kristin Hosfelt


Kristin Hosfelt joined WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in September of 2012. Pursuing a career in TV news has been a dream of hers since she first stepped foot in a news studio at 12-years-old. She has a true passion for storytelling and loves knowing each day working in the field, will be different than the day before.

She's a California native and a graduate of San Jose State University with a BS in broadcast journalism. She previously worked as a reporter, anchor, and producer for SJSU's student-run newscast, and interned at KCRA News in Sacramento, CA and NBC Bay Area in San Jose, CA.

When she's not in the newsroom she enjoys cooking, reading, and traveling. She's a Packers Shareholder, a cross fit junkie and she's always looking for the best place to get Mexican food.

She's thrilled to be here on the east coast and if you see her around be sure to say hello!

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