'Bomb in building' note results in evacuation of Bowling Green plant
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:30:02 GMT —
No injuries have been reported at a Bowling Green, Mo. manufacturing facility after a threatening note was found Friday.
True Manufacturing Company, Inc. acknowledged that a message was found on the bathroom wall about a bomb in the building in a news release to the media.
"We have been in contact with the local Bowling Green police and have evacuated the facility while the building and grounds are being searched," Mary Gregory, a Human Resources representative from True Manufacturing Company, Inc. wrote in the release. "We are working closely with authorities at the Bowling Green Police Department to make sure this is not a real threat, and we believe this will be resolved timely."
Bomb detection dogs from Scott Air Force Base near Bellville, Ill. were brought in to assist in the effort.
According to Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte, "Emergency personnel are on scene at a manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Mo. after a note was found written on a bathroom stall simply stating "bomb in building". There have been no injuries and the facility has been evacuated."
A search of vehicles and the 400,000 square foot facility did not reveal any explosives, according to Sheriff Korte, and employees were cleared to reenter the facility at approximately 3 p.m.
True's Human Resources Department is asking anyone with information on who could have written the message to contact them at 636-240-2401.
We will continue to update this story as details are released.