Bomb threat leads to evacuation of Alstom plant
By Jessica LeDuc
Blade staff writer
A bomb threat called in to Alstom Power Air & Preheater led to the evacuation of the business Friday morning.
According to Concordia Police Chief Bruce Johnson, the threat came into Alstom's answering machine prior to 6 a.m. this morning. The caller, Johnson said, indicated there was a bomb on the property that would go off in one of the buildings. Alstom workers arriving for the 6 a.m. shift called 911 at 5:50 a.m. to report the threat.
Concordia Police, the Cloud County Sheriff's Department and the Kansas Highway Patrol responded to Alstom, 1830 East 6th Street and all buildings on the property were evacuated. Johnson said officers, along with a member of Alstom management, made a quick sweep of the premises to make sure all employees were evacuated.
A Highway Patrol bomb detection dog was brought in to search for any explosives. Johnson said a portion of 6th Street, from Industrial Road to Cloud Street was closed to ensure no explosives would affect the highway. It was reopened by 7:30 a.m.
Officers secured the area until two additional bomb detection dogs could be brought in from Topeka to search the property.
No explosive devices were found after a thorough search of the property. Employees were allowed to report back to work at 11 a.m.
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