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Deputies Respond To Reported Threat At Freedom Industries

Reported: Jan. 10, 2014 3:44 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 10, 2014 3:54 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Bethany Simmons) -- Kanawha County deputies were investigating an apparent threat made at Freedom Industries Friday in Charleston.

An employee reported a threat to the business' employees about 1: 55 p.m., Kanawha County Sheriff's Cpl. Brian Humphreys said. A male called Freedom Industries and said he was on his way to teach everyone there a lesson, Humphreys said.

Kanawha County deputies responded to the scene as a precaution and as of 3:30 p.m., no one had arrived to fulfill the threat.

Humphreys said the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office will keep resources at the on scene to ensure the safety of the employees of Freedom Industries.

On Thursday, Freedom Industries had a chemical leak into the Elk River that went into the distribution system at West Virginia American Water. The water company then issued a do-not-use the water advisory to eight counties and a portion of a ninth.



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