Wipfli, an accounting and business consulting firm located at 100 Tri-State Drive in Lincolnshire, closed their office this week after receiving what they initially believed to be a credible threat from an employee. | Photo: Google Street View

An office in Lincolnshire was closed for the entire week after an upset employee made a threat to harm others but police have released few details.

The Lincolnshire Police Department on Monday received a report of a threat made to Wipfli, located at 100 Tri-State Drive in Lincolnshire.

Wipfli is an international accounting and business consulting firm with offices throughout the United States, six of which are located in Illinois.

Lincolnshire Deputy Police Chief Kimberly Covelli told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that detectives began an investigation after receiving the report.

They learned an employee made a threatening comment after becoming upset by a management decision.

The employee told investigators he had no intention of harming anyone, Covelli said.

Covelli said detectives conducted a thorough investigation and determined the threat was not credible.

Business management made the decision to close the office following the incident.

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Wipfli sent an email to employees at the company and initially said they believed the threat was credible, leading to the office being closed as a precaution.

The company is expected to reopen its office on Monday.

Covelli declined to release further information on what type of threat was made or how it was transmitted.

A request to Lincolnshire Chief of Police Joseph Leonas for additional details went unanswered Friday.

The police department is not seeking charges against the employee.