Emergency personnel respond to bomb threat at Center's Tyson Foods plant

CENTER, TX (KTRE) - Emergency personnel from several different agencies responded to a bomb threat at Center's Tyson Foods plant Friday morning.

According to a press release from the Center Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Center Fire Department, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, and Center ISD responded to Tyson Foods at about 9:49 a.m. in response to a 911 call about a bomb threat.

After Center police officers arrived on the scene, they evacuated all of the Tyson employees to a safe location.

At that point, the Center Police Department asked for help from Barksdale Air Force Base's Bomb Dog Division. Center Police officers and the military bomb-sniffing dogs searched the building and premises, but no explosive devices were found, according to the press release.

The Center Police Department had ACE EMS on standby along with an Life Flight in case of anyone was injured.

The case is still under investigation by the Center Police Department, the Texas Rangers, and the FBI.

"The Center Police Department would like to express their sincere appreciation for the assistance from all the first responders on scene," the press release stated.

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