Authorities have accused a Midlands man of making a bomb threat toward his former employer.

Richland County Sheriff's deputies and Columbia firefighters responded on September 28th to a bomb threat at the Waterford at Columbia, a senior-living community near Sesquicentennial State Park.

No explosive device was found, but investigators say they determined 31-year-old Michael Smith was a suspect in the incident.

They say Smith had been counseled for poor work performance the day before and reportedly made a threatening comment to a co-worker the same day.