Employee Accused of Threatening to Shoot Coworkers in Scranton

SCRANTON, Pa. -- A worker at Simplex Industries in Scranton is locked up, accused of threatening workplace violence on more than one occasion.

Police say last week, Cody Bower, 47, of Scranton, told some coworkers he had an AR-15 assault rifle and had thought about shooting other employees.

Officers went to his home in Scranton and found two rifles, including the assault rifle.

Bower is locked up on terroristic threats charges in Lackawanna County. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 12.


  • yabbadabbadude

    Assault rifles are fully automatic weapons and they’ve been banned for the general public in the U.S. since 1987. They’re also known as machine guns. (Did you know that you could have walked into an American Auto store and ordered a Thompson .50 machine gun until 1965, yet no shootings happened with them? Good times.)

    • fortisveritas

      And you could also buy guns at Sears and Montgomery Ward. Couple other common stores too. Then you put them on your rifle rack on the back window, left the truck unlocked and the keys in the ignition.

      Unfortunately those days are LONG gone so yeah, what changed?

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