Omro man arrested, allegedly threatened to start shooting at workplace after layoffs

GREENVILLE, Wis. - An Omro man was arrested Monday for threatening to "shoot up the place" after he was laid off from his job with Ryder System, Inc. in Greenville.

Christopher De Jesus, 28, was charged with making terrorist threats Tuesday in Outagamie County court.

De Jesus was an employee with Ryder working out of the Oshkosh Corporation facility in Greenville, according to the Outagamie County Sheriff's Department.

On November 20, he met with human resources and was unhappy about being laid off. Ryder System, Inc. recently announced it would be laying off 159 workers when it ends operations in Greenville on December 31.

During his meeting, he allegedly made threats that he was going to "shoot up the place" after work, the sheriff's department said.

Oshkosh Corporation was forced to add extra security after the incident, deputies said. The company released a statement Tuesday, saying:

At Oshkosh Corporation, we have a strong culture of safety and the safety of our team members is one of critical importance. We do not tolerate threats to our team members or facilities.  As a precaution, we have increased security at the impacted facility. 

Employees had to be evacuated from the building after the threat was made.

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