5/19/16 – 6:55 A.M.
A bomb threat temporarily stopped production at a North Baltimore business Wednesday afternoon. Media partner WTOL reports Wood County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Equity foods facility on Grant Road after a threat was found in the building. Employees were temporarily evacuated, but nothing suspicious was found inside.
As a precaution, ODOT closed the exit ramp from I-75 between Eagleville and Quarry Road for a short time.
The incident remains under investigation.
Equity is a division of Keystone Foods, which released this statement:
“There is nothing more important to Keystone Foods than the safety and security of our employees. A bomb threat was reported at our North Baltimore facility this afternoon. Keystone officials worked in full cooperation with the sheriff’s department and authorities, who, after a thorough search, declared the facility secure.
Keystone Foods takes these issues extremely seriously and has plans in place to safely evacuate employees in the event of situations like this. Employees were evacuated for a short time and were permitted to return to the facility once police declared it safe to reenter.
In addition to taking every precaution to ensure the safety and security of our employees, we also worked to minimize the disruption to both our employees and our customers. Production was suspended during the investigation, but service to our customers was not affected.”
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