A man has been accused of threatening to blow up Kodak following an investigation by the FBI in Rochester, New York.

Omer Fadhel Saleh Mohammed, 31, from Rochester, is accused of making 21 calls to emergency number 911, ‘claiming that a terrorist was going to bomb Kodak Corporation’.

He was arrested and charged with making false bomb threats and could face up to 10 years in jail, according to a statement released by the FBI yesterday.

The calls were made between 24 September 2012 and 24 January 2013, states Assistant US Attorney Anthony M Bruce.

During one call he is alleged to have said that ‘terrorists were going to blow up the big Kodak’.

The man appeared before a magistrate on Monday and is due back in court on 4 March.

The arrest followed a joint investigation by the FBI and the Rochester Joint Terrorism Task Force.

The FBI adds: ‘The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.’

A spokesman for Eastman Kodak declined to comment.