Triplicate Staff

A correctional officer at Pelican Bay State Prison was arrested Monday for allegedly making criminal threats toward employees, authorities said.

David C. Chisholm, 57, of Hiouchi, made comments about committing violence in the workplace that stirred several coworkers' concerns, said sheriff's Commander Bill Steven.

A person reported the comments and Chisholm was subsequently arrested, Steven said.

It is unclear what prompted the threats and an investigation is under way as to what he specifically said, Steven said.