Update: A former employee was arrested Friday in connection with the threats.
FORT WORTH - Tarrant County sheriff’s deputies responded to the Star-Telegram printing plant in the 600 block of John B. Sias Memorial Parkway on Friday after a series of threatening phone calls.
Shortly after 9 a.m. Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department dispatchers received a 911 call reporting a threat at the printing facility, said Terry Grisham, department spokesman.
“Since that time we have had multiple personnel on the scene and have started an investigation,” Grisham said. “We have several people involved and they will remain there at the plant as long as necessary.”
Grisham declined to release details about the nature of the threat, but Star-Telegram executives confirmed that threats had been made against the facility on Friday morning.
Earlier this week, the newspaper announced that it will outsource its printing and trucking facilities and sell the building. - Mitch Mitchell