CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call Friday afternoon at Freedom Industries. A plant employee reported a threat made to the business around 1:55 p.m. Friday. The complain stated a man called the company’s office and said he was, “on his way to teach everyone there a lesson.”
Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office dispatched several deputies to the scene as a precaution. Authorities say nobody arrived to carry out the threat. Deputies will remain on the scene as a precaution to insure the safety of company employees.
Freedom Industries plant along the Elk River in Charleston was identified as the source of a chemical leak which led to a widespread water emergency in a nine county region.