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Bomb Threat Reported at Tyson in Center


Emergency personnel responded to the Tyson Plant shortly before 10am Friday morning.  Witnesses say that there had been a reported bomb threat. 


The Center Fire Department rerouted traffic from 87 South around the loop and Shelbyville Street was blocked off. Tyson employees were evacuated from the plant and instructed to go westbound on Shelbyville Street where they remained a safe distance from the area.



Sources indicate that a written threat was sent in and that multiple bombs were supposed to go off at 10:45, 1:00, and another unspecified time. Emergency personell arrived on scene with dogs to search the plant and, after giving the all clear, workers were moved back into the plant.