Bomb Threat Evacuates Boeing Plant

Several hundred employees were evacuated after a written bomb threat was left in a bathroom at the plant

By Kelly Bayliss
|  Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012  |  Updated 2:10 PM EDT
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Workers were sent home from the Ridley Park, Delaware County plant after a bomb threat and operations have been suspended until the next shift starts at 2:30 p.m.

NBC10, Jesse Gary

Workers were sent home from the Ridley Park, Delaware County plant after a bomb threat and operations have been suspended until the next shift starts at 2:30 p.m.

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A threat made to a Delaware County plant was investigated Tuesday morning.

The south campus of the Boeing Plant in Ridley Park evacuated several hundred employees just after 7:30 a.m. to allow authorities investigate a bomb threat, according to Boeing spokesperson Damian Mills.

A Boeing employee told NBC10's Jesse Gary that the threat came from a note found in a bathroom. A Boeing spokesman didn't confirm how the threat was received.

Operations were suspended in that section of the plant and the employees who were evacuated were sent home.

No bomb was found and by 1:40 p.m. authorities said they were wrapping up the investigation.

Operations will resume at 2:30 p.m. when the next shift begins, according to Boeing officials.

 


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