GM increases security at Missouri plant after threats

4 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago November 30, 2016 Nov 30, 2016 Wednesday, November 30 2016 Wednesday, November 30, 2016 7:33:00 PM CST in News
By: The Associated Press

WENTZVILLE (AP) — A General Motors plant in eastern Missouri is increasing security because of written threats against minorities.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the General Motors plant in Wentzville has beefed up security after threats of violence against minorities were scrawled on bathroom walls at the facility.

Paul West, Wentzville's assistant police chief, says the department's investigating two reports "indicating that around the first of December there's going to be a violent act at GM." He says the writing was found over the last two months at the plant, which employs about 4,600 people.

He says GM is contracting with the city to assign off-duty officers to the plant to supplement the company's security personnel.

Darin Copeland, a GM spokesman, says the most recent written threat was reported earlier this month.

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