P&G closes Cincinnati office due to terrorist threat from former employee

Written on: May 18, 2022 by SprayTM

Multiple threats directed to the downtown Cincinnati offices of Proctor & Gamble (P&G) prompted a visit from SWAT units on Wednesday morning, May 18, 2022 and a closure of the offices.

An office safety bulletin was sent by Cincinnati police Wednesday morning warning officers about a P&G employee who was fired in 2021 for not coming back to work after working from home due to the pandemic, the Ohio State Highway Patrol told WCPO News.

The former employee also texted two other current employees about taking over the company, according to the safety bulletin.

“I’m shutting the world down via Cincinnati tomorrow,” he texted, according to the safety bulletin. The former employee also allegedly sent an email to a former CEO telling him he was now in control and also told his family last weekend that he was now running P&G.

The safety bulletin indicates the man still has his P&G work badge but it had been deactivated. Officers were also warned the former employee could have access to guns and has threatened to “put officers down,” along with pointing firearms at officers in the past, the station reports.

The man “does not have a criminal history and according to family is suffering from mental illness,” Cincinnati police said in the safety bulletin.

Police noted in the safety bulletin that the man is not currently wanted. However the threats prompted a large police response including SWAT officers outside the P&G headquarters.

“With the recent incidents surrounding the nation, P&G made the decision for their employees not to report to work this morning,” Cincinnati police Sgt. Anthony Mitchell said.

The remainder of P&G’s offices in the Cincinnati area remained open Wednesday.

Additional details were not available.