Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Benjamin Wood (DOB 01/07/92). Wood was indicted for two counts of Inducing Panic (F4). If convicted on all charges, Wood faces the maximum possible sentence of 18 months in prison.

On May 17, 2022, the Cincinnati Police Department was contacted by officials at the Kenton County Sheriff’s Office regarding concerning statements about Proctor & Gamble by Wood – including a statement that he was going to “shut down the world via Cincinnati tomorrow”. Wood was formerly employed by P&G, but was terminated in 2021. Law enforcement had information that Wood had access to firearms.

As a result, P&G made the decision to close the downtown location on Wednesday, May 18. Wood was located at his home in Kenton County and taken into custody by the Kenton County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday afternoon.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters commented, “I am grateful for the efforts of the Cincinnati Police Department and the Kenton County Sheriffs for being so vigilant.

I also want to thank Kenton County Prosecutor Rob Sanders for his continued cooperation with this prosecution.

We have seen too many individuals suffering from severe mental illness not be identified before something terrible happens. Fortunately, the criminal justice system has the resources to work with those suffering from mental illness to try to prevent a tragedy from occurring.”