Alleged threats to kill staff

A disgruntled ex-employee made a late-night visit to his old workplace in Fairfield and allegedly threatened to kill former colleagues, police say.

Senior Sergeant Anthony Bond, of Dunedin, said police were called to a Fairfield business at 11pm on Thursday after an ex-employee made threats towards staff at the premises.

A 42-year-old man allegedly threatened to kill multiple employees there and made further threats.

He left before police arrived, but was then located by them at his home address.

The man was arrested and charged with two charges of threatening to kill.