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Threats against ex-girlfriend send company into lockdown

Man allegedly threatened to show up with a gun

L. MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. - Authorities allege a Lehigh County man threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend at work and anyone that got in his way, prompting the company to go into lockdown Thursday morning.

Emanuel Rosa-Santiago, of Lil Wolf Circle in North Whitehall Township, faces misdemeanor counts of terroristic threats and harassment, following the scare at a warehouse facility in Lower Macungie Township. District Judge Michael Faulkner arraigned the 32-year-old Thursday night, setting bail at $25,000.

Pennsylvania State Police with the Fogelsville barracks were dispatched to 8620 Congdon Hill Dr. shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday to investigate a report that a former employee threatened to show up with a gun. The company went into lockdown and temporarily ceased all operations.

State police learned that a former employee threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend, who still worked there.

The victim told authorities that Rosa-Santiago called her shortly after 10 a.m. to talk about their “personal problems,” according to court records. After she hung up on him, Rosa-Santiago proceeded to call her several times.

When she finally answered, he allegedly threatened to come to work to kill her, anyone that got between them and her father, against whom he held a grudge, police said. The victim said her ex called her several more times and told her he was waiting outside, when she finally answered the phone, according to records.

She reported the incident to her supervisor, alleging that Rosa-Santiago had a history of threatening her.

While police interviewed the victim, Rosa-Santiago called again, using his mother’s phone. A state trooper spoke with him, and he denied making any threats and said he was on his way to work.

Police said a review of the incoming calls to the victim’s phone showed 22 calls from Rosa-Santiago over a roughly 80-minute span.

He was sent to Lehigh County Jail to await a June 15 preliminary hearing after failing to post bail.

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