Downtown offices closed due to ‘security concerns’

Procter & Gamble’s downtown offices will be closed Wednesday due to security concerns, according to a company spokesperson. In a statement to WLWT, Procter & Gamble wrote: “Given awareness of potential security concerns by Cincinnati Police, we are closing our downtown offices today out of an abundance of caution.” The Cincinnati Police Department, in a statement, said P&G contacted the department. late Tuesday night,” a reference to security concerns “in a downtown building. Cincinnati police said they offered to provide security at their downtown site, but then P&G said P&G had taken the decision to close the site for the day out of “extreme caution.” “CPD is currently assisting P&G with these security concerns.” The Kenton County Sheriff’s Department says they received information about a man in northern Kentucky who worked for P&G who made threats to his former employer. Hours later, the Kenton County Sheriff’s Office released an update saying they had detained this person under a mental health warrant. He will be taken to hospital for evaluation for at least 72 hours. They do not have charges for his arrest at this time but said that could change if Cincinnati police bring charges. Cincinnati police say the investigation is a multidisciplinary investigation and no one has yet been charged. Law enforcement officers, including the SWAT team, are at the scene, and some employees who spoke with WLWT say they arrived at the building without knowing it was closed. A female employee tells us that she is already inside the building and is allowed to stay inside but can leave if she wants, and that’s a developing story. WLWT sent a reporter to the scene.

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Procter & Gamble’s downtown offices will be closed Wednesday due to security concerns, according to a company spokesperson.

In a statement to WLWT, P&G wrote: “As Cincinnati Police are aware of potential security concerns, we are closing our downtown offices today out of an abundance of caution.”

The Cincinnati Police Department, in a statement, said Procter & Gamble called the department late Tuesday night, “in reference to security concerns” at the downtown building.

Cincinnati police said they offered to provide security at their downtown location but then Procter & Gamble made the decision to close the site for the day out of “extreme caution.”

“P&G has made a decision for its employees not to come to work this morning,” a CPD statement read. “CPD is currently assisting P&G in addressing these security concerns.”

The Kenton County Sheriff’s Department says they received information about a man in northern Kentucky who worked for Procter & Gamble and made threats against his former employer. Hours later, the Kenton County Sheriff’s Office released an update saying they had detained this person under a mental health warrant. He will be taken to hospital for evaluation for at least 72 hours. They do not have charges for his arrest at this time but said that could change if Cincinnati police bring charges.

Cincinnati police say the investigation is a multidisciplinary investigation and no one has yet been charged.

Law enforcement officers, including the SWAT team, are at the scene.

Some employees who spoke with WLWT say they got into the building without knowing it was closed. A female employee tells us that she is already inside the building and she is allowed to stay inside but can leave if she wishes.

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This is an evolving story. WLWT sent a reporter to the scene.

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