Bomb threat forces evacuation of Pilgrim's Pride plant in Lufkin

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin police are investigating a bomb threat made at the Pilgrim's Pride plant on Frank Street in Lufkin.

According to the police report, a security guard received a phone call about 6:17 PM Saturday from an unknown caller wanting to speak with an employee.

The security guard told the caller, who is not being identified as male or female, that they cannot give out employee information. The guard told police the caller said the employee owed the caller a large sum of money.

After the guard refused to release personnel information, the caller told the guard that they needed to evacuated everyone from the plant in the next 20 minutes because there was a bomb inside that was due to go off within the next half hour.

Police say the guard got with management and they evacuated the entire plant.

A police search team was assembled and they checked the plant for any suspicious items for about an hour.

Nothing was found.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to call Lufkin Police at: 936-633-0356 or Crime Stoppers 936-639-TIPS.

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