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Wentzville police assisting after racially-charged threats made at GM plant

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WENTZVILLE, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

The Wentzville Police Department has agreed with the General Motors Wentzville Assembly Plant to provide officers patrolling both inside and outside the facility in light of recent threats made on bathroom walls.

“We’re hoping to have an effect on whoever is putting out these threats.  We’re hoping it gets their attention,” Chief Kurt Frisz said.

Chief Frisz says the threats were written in spray paint and have gotten more frequent and more specific lately.  They even mention a date - this Thursday.

“One of the dates put out there is 12/1 so we’ve taken measures as a police department working with them to enhance security and ensure the safety of all the employees."

The Wentzville Police Chief says GM’s own security team has been doing handwriting analysis to try and determine who might be posting the threats.  However, it has been difficult since they were written in spray paint.

“It definitely is someone who is employed there.  GM has a good security force.  To get into the facility from the outside to do it would be nearly impossible,” Chief Frisz said.

GM released the following statement:

“The Wentzville Police Department is investigating inappropriate and threatening messages written on the walls within the GM Wentzville Assembly Plant.  GM Wentzville Assembly is cooperating with Wentzville Police as they investigate these incidents.  A security plan is in place, and GM and the UAW are asking employees to cooperate with efforts to address any threats or other unacceptable conduct.  We have no further comments at this time.”

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