City Shop And City Hall Centers Of Morning Disturbance
Oskaloosa, Iowa – Police were called to the Oskaloosa City Shop at 804 South D Street in Oskaloosa Wednesday morning.
The report said that a man was allegedly making a threat to harm-in person. The call for service says at 6:58 am, “Male there making threats to engineer. Did hit the building.”
The caller then reported at 7:00 am that the male was leaving the building in a blue vehicle.
An accident was reported by law enforcement at the intersection of South D and 6th fitting the description of the blue vehicle. The vehicle allegedly collided with an off duty police officer’s personal vehicle.
There is also minor damage to Oskaloosa City Hall, with some broken glass, a microphone in the council chambers being damaged, and an emergency telephone in the elevator also damaged.
Oskaloosa City Manager Michael Schrock said they are letting the police conduct the investigation.
Schrock added that from his organizational side, “I want to make sure that our employees feel like they are safe. They have access to our EAP (employee assistance program). [We'l]l see if there is anything we can learn from this.”
“Anybody that wants to come in and do damage to city hall, I take it as a threat to all of our employees. I don’t take that lightly,” Schrock said.
The identity of the individual allegedly involved in this case has not been released at this time.
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