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Threats prompt security hire at Wyoming agency

Apr 15, 2012 The Associated Press

CASPER (AP) -- A state branch of the Social Security Administration has received funds to pay for security services after employees were threatened by people who were denied disability claims.

The last threat against the vocational rehabilitation disability determination services office in Cheyenne was made in January. The office is under the umbrella of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.

Workforce Services Director Joan Evans says the threat was serious, but no one was injured. The person who made the threat was taken into custody, and the state has requested bids from companies that provide security services.

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