No bomb found at Honda plant – Bellefontaine Examiner
Union County Sheriff Jamie Patton vows his department will pursue an investigation to find out who is responsible for a Wednesday bomb threat that led Honda officials to evacuate the Marysville Auto Plant.
Law enforcement blocks the entrance Wednesday to Honda’s Marysville Plant, after a bomb threat prompted the automaker to evacuate the facilty. No explosive devices were found after an extensive search and authorites continue to investigate the incident. (PHOTO | MARYSVILLE JOURNAL-TRIBUNE)
A note written in English was found in a bathroom at the plant around 10:40 a.m. and Honda’s security officials notified the sheriff’s office.
The automaker’s management made the decision to shut down production and evacuate all of its associates, contractors and visitors at 11:30 a.m.
Production resumed at 6:30 p.m.
Sheriff Patton’s office called in bomb search experts from Columbus, who in turn called for help from a variety of agencies.
Bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the Ohio State University Police Department, the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Columbus Fire Department, Ohio Homeland Security, Cleveland State Police Department, Bowling Green State University Police Department and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Union County deputies and personnel from the Allen Township Fire Department, Liberty Township Fire Department, and the Marysville Fire Department responded to the Honda plant.
An extensive search and sweep of certain areas of the plant were conducted using the trained dogs and no suspicious devices were found.
Sheriff Patton said at no time Wednesday was the safety of anyone at Honda an issue.
Investigators do not believe this threat is connected with any terrorist activity