EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSAuthorities Investigate Threat Against State Agency
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Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Oct. 10, 2013 8:51 AM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
State and federal law enforcement are investigating a threat against the state Department of Health and Human Resources.
According to media reports, Department Secretary Karen Bowling told employees in an email Wednesday that the agency had received a message "containing threatening language." She said law enforcement was notified. She asked employees to report any "questionable activity" to their supervisor.
Lawrence Messina, spokesman for the state Department of Military Affairs and Public Service, said the DHHR sometimes receive threats because it deals with situations that sometimes result in hot tempers. He declined to discuss details of the threatening message, saying he didn't want to interfere with the investigation.
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