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Authorities checking bomb threat at Center chicken plant

CENTER, TX (KTRE) -

Law enforcement in Shelby County are investigating a bomb threat at the Tyson plant in Center.

Sheriff Willis Blackwell said they at first got a call of suspicious people at the plant, located at 1019 Shelbyville St., then received a call of a bomb threat, with the person, who called from a pre-paid cellphone, saying it would "go off at 9." Blackwell said they did not specify whether it was 9 a.m. or 9 p.m.

Blackwell said they have evacuated the building and a squad is going in now to see if there is a bomb.

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