BEAUMONT, Texas — Authorities are investigating a bomb threat at the ExxonMobil plant in Beaumont, Texas.
The threat was received before 11 a.m. Wednesday.
A shelter in place has been ordered for the facility. Streets in the area have been shut down as officials investigate according to ExxonMobil spokesperson Patrick Trahan.
The threat, which was very general in nature, was called in according to Marcus McClellan of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
The company released the following statement:
“On Wednesday, June 15, ExxonMobil’s Beaumont facility received a bomb threat. Although we cannot confirm that this threat is credible, we take matters of this nature very seriously; we contacted the appropriated authorities and called for an employee shelter in place for our workforce. We will continue to work with our contractor companies and authorities to investigate.”