CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The water hasn't even been out for 24 hours, and Freedom Industries has already received threats in relation to the incident.
Earlier this afternoon, Freedom Industries contacted Kanawha County officials after receiving a threat from a "veiled voice," said Kanawha County Sheriff's Office Cpl. Brian Humphreys.
"He said he was 'going to come down there and teach them all a lesson,'" Humphreys said. "The voice said he was on his way there."
Deputies from the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the Freedom Industries site at 1015 Barlow Drive as a precaution.
Humphreys said no one had showed up to Freedom Industries, but several deputies would remain at the site to keep watch.
Investigators with state agencies are also still on location at Freedom Industries.
Thursday, a chemical leak from Freedom Industries' facility affected the Elk River and was subsequently sucked into the West Virginia American Water treatment system downstream. The contamination prompted a "do not use" order for over 100,000 customers, affecting as many as 300,000 people.