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MOSES LAKE - Police are conducting 24/7 surveillance of the International Paper factory in Moses Lake because of a recent threat. iFIBER ONE News spoke to John Polacek, a shipping clerk at the facility, on Thursday morning.

Polecek says an employee who was hired as a temp seeking permanent employment recently made the threat. Managers were notified about the conflict late Wednesday morning. An anonymous source via email stated that the employee told co-workers that he was going to get a gun and return to the facility. The employee has since been terminated and the plant is on a partial lockdown.

The lockdown consists of 24-hour police surveillance and all doors are closed and locked. Moses Lake police have contacted the subject who made the threat but no arrests have been made after the victim employee stated that they did not feel threatened. 

The lockdown is expected to last for awhile.  

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