Overland Park call center employees shaken after man calls threatening to ‘shoot up the place’

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- A Johnson County business was evacuated and locked down after an employee took a terrifying call. Police were called to the U.S. Bank Call Center in Overland Park after a man called and threatened to shoot employees. That call came into the call center off of 69 Highway Tuesday night.

"Hey don't be alarmed when you come in- you're gonna be searched by police," said an employee who wished to remain anonymous.

She received that message from a coworker before heading into work at the call center on Wednesday morning. The employee said it all started Tuesday night when a man called in saying he had guns and was going to "shoot up the place." Police evacuated the building, but it was given the all clear. When she showed up for work the next day, police were standing at the entrance.

"They had a security team and a table when you came in you had to put your bags down- someone looked through your bags, before you could go in," she described.

"People were saying that he was wondering why there were still people in the building. I was like okay well I'm gonna go ahead and leave then."

Several employees didn't feel safe and left work early. They say management sent them an email Wednesday saying employees will now have to be searched daily before entering the building.

"I just didn't feel safe. I wasn't being given information," she said.

Employees say the man who called is a disgruntled employee who was recently fired. Police could not confirm that to FOX 4.

Police are searching phone records, trying to track this caller down. If you know anything about this, call Overland Park police.

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