(UPI) -- Baltimore City Police responded to a 911 call threatening employees at Under Armour’s headquarters on Sunday afternoon, shutting down the building for hours and leaving workers unable to go home.
The 911 call came in around 2 p.m. prompting a SWAT team to search the building. After the search was completed, officials ruled that the 911 call was a very unfunny prank.
“We took that threat seriously, we came out. Our SWAT teams cleared the facility, we cleared the employees inside,” said Sgt. Eric Kowalczyk of the BPD. “False calls put a lot of people in danger and take resources from the city.”
Kowalczyk said the prankster will face justice.
“I think it’s great, you know. If a threat is called upon, they know what they’re supposed to do,” said an unidentified Under Armour employee.
In addition to the building itself, the streets around Under Armour’s South Baltimore headquarters were closed for five hours. Area residents were not pleased.
"An officer came around and said 'we have to evacuate the area, we have a situation going on,'" said Steven Adkins.
“I think they ought to be ashamed of themselves, pulling something on people like that, making other people suffer for nothing,” said one woman who went without her medication for several hours.
Under Armour will be open for business as usual on Monday morning.