A former Hennepin County employee is charged with making terroristic threats after allegedly phoning in a bomb threat to the county public works building in Medina.

According to the criminal complaint, 65-year-old Anthony Romano called the Central Mobile Equipment Division Tuesday morning asking to talk with the human resources manager. The woman who answered recognized Romano’s voice from the years she had worked with him. Romano then told her to get out of the building because there was a bomb. Romano hung up, but called back a short time later and said there were bombs attached to a fleet of trucks outside the building. Later, when police arrested him, Romano admitted to calling the division but denied making any threats.

Romano is due to make his first court appearance tomorrow (FRI) afternoon.