News12 First at Five/ Oct. 22, 2013
Augusta,Ga (WRDW)--A lock down at an Augusta Business has been lifted after deputies say a man threatened to shoot his wife and her co-workers.
Three buildings were on lock down this afternoon on Scott Nixon Memorial Drive. Deputies say the husband of an employee at Medac threatened to shoot his wife, and her co-workers.
Dozens of deputies swarmed an Augusta business with guns drawn, after word spread about a possible workplace shooting.
"I thought it was probably one or two things. It either had to be a hostage or active shooter. I told my folks don't go back outside," said Business Owner Michael Tomaszewski.
He owns MTS Services right next door and saw everything. He wasn't to worried, because he keeps a gun at his desk for protection. "We didn't lock the doors, because being a private business we carry weapons ourselves," he said.
"With the recent mass shootings, we don't take any chances," said Medac CEO Bellinger Moody.
Moody ordered the lock down at all three locations, because he remembers seeing video of mass shooter Aaron Alexis. Video showed Alexis walking a DC Navy Yard with a shotgun shooting all who got in his way.
"I think what we've got is a serious people problem. We need to get to the problem in people's heart that thinks this is ok," said Tomaszewski.
"Anytime we have a threat, we locked down all of our buildings," said Moody.
The scene was cleared once it was determined the threat was over. The man making threats was taken to GRU for a mental evaluation. Deputies say no charges have been filed in this case.