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Bomb threat evacuates CLoverleaf

February 28, 2008
Jennifer Brookens — Staff Writer
FAIRMONT — The Cloverleaf Cold Storage plant received a bomb threat Wednesday morning, resulting in the plant being evacuated and shut down for nearly an hour.

According to information from the Fairmont Police Department, Cloverleaf Cold Storage received a bomb threat at the facility around 9 a.m. and reported the threat at 9:30 a.m. The plant was evacuated while plant supervisors and other personnel searched the premises.

Fairmont Police, Fire, Gold Cross Ambulance and Martin County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and set up a perimeter to prevent access to the area.

The plant was reopened for operation around 10:20 a.m.

Randy Weber, plant manager, declined to comment on the incident, citing the on-going investigation.

This is the second bomb threat incident to occur at a Fairmont business this month. Wal-Mart received a bomb threat resulting in an evacuation on Feb. 10.

It is unknown at this time if the two threats are related, but both incidents remain under investigation.

Involvement in such an incident could constitute various charges, including felony terroristic threats. Anyone convicted also could be made to pay restitution costs for the emergency response.

Police are encouraging anyone with information about either bomb threat incident to contact law enforcement.

Article Photos

EVACUATION — Emergency personnel perform their duty after a bomb threat was reported Wednesday morning at Cloverleaf Cold Storage in Fairmont.



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