STATE agencies receive threatening phone calls

Thursday, May 17th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The FBI is working with local authorities to investigate threatening phone calls made to various state agencies this week related to Timothy McVeigh's pending execution.

Lt. Chris West, public information officer for the Department of Public Safety, said DPS had received complaints from several agencies that reported getting the phone calls Monday.

The agencies included the Oklahoma Supreme Court, Oklahoma Military Department, Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma Transportation Authority, Department of Transportation and state Fire Marshal's Office.

West said the caller asked the person who answered the phone if he or she was worried that ``more of us are going to come get your sorry asses'' if McVeigh were executed.

``All of the phone calls do have something in common,'' he said. ``It leads us to believe it can be the same individual.''

McVeigh originally was scheduled to be executed Wednesday morning for the April 1995 attack on the Oklahoma City federal building. The execution has been delayed until June 11.