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Misidentified worker caused lockdown at chemical plant

5 months 1 week 2 days ago Thursday, December 09 2021 Dec 9, 2021 December 09, 2021 12:56 PM December 09, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: WBRZ News
Photo: Google Maps

GARYVILLE - A suspicious person caused a lockdown at a St. John chemical plant Thursday, forcing widespread concern in the small town on the east bank of the river near LaPlace. 

"It's all clear," Sheriff Mike Tregre told WBRZ.  

The sheriff said it was a case of mistaken identity.

Someone appeared to have been able to get through a security point at the Marathon facility around lunchtime, causing concern, though the person was later identified as a contractor.

There was no immediate threat and work returned to normal shortly after lunch. 

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