Employee in custody after meth-making chemicals found in Boeing building

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 10 at 5:20 PM

(KMOV) – Authorities say one person is in custody after chemicals commonly used to make meth were discovered at the Boeing plant in Berkeley Wednesday morning.

According to the Berkeley Police chief, authorities got a call for a fire at Building 105 on Boeing’s Berkeley campus at Banshee and McDonnell Boulevard around 6 a.m.

Upon their arrival, police said they found chemicals inside the building that are usually precursors to making methamphetamine.

One Boeing employee was taken into custody at the scene. Charges are expected to be issued.

Police did not go into many details, but confirmed a special unit was called in to dispose of the chemicals.

Authorities said the issue was between two employees and was handled properly.

Shortly before 3 p.m., Boeing officials released the following statement:

"Local law enforcement agencies were contacted earlier today to investigate suspicious items discovered by Boeing fire officials in an office area following a fire alarm activation. Boeing is cooperating with law enforcement officials as they continue their investigation. Boeing St. Louis continues normal operations." 

Additional details surrounding the incident were not immediately available.

News 4’s Emily Rau is at the scene gathering more information and will have a full report on News 4 at 5 and 6.

Be sure to stay with KMOV.com as we get more details on this developing situation.

 

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