Lockdown lifted at Fife city facilities

Staff writerJune 23, 2014 

A threatening email prompted a lockdown of City of Fife facilities for a couple hours starting about 1:30 p.m. Monday.

The email threatened a local business and government in general, according to a city statement.

City officials lifted the lockdown at 3:30 p.m., but did not release further information, citing an ongoing investigation.

Fife police were working to identify a suspect.

The department was not releasing the name of the business, or what specifically the emailer threatened to do, police spokesman Tom Thompson said

Emergency plans were followed to ensure the safety of employees, the city said, though it didn’t specify what that involved.

Tacoma Fire received a similar email, with threats directed toward Fife, but it did not affect the department’s operations, spokesman Joe Meinecke said

“We have not taken any actions other than notifying the proper authorities,” he said.

Meinecke also declined to discuss the content of the threats, citing the investigation.

Alexis Krell: 253-597-8268 alexis.krell@thenewstribune.com thenewstribune.com/crime-news @amkrell

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