Pfizer Plant in McPherson Evacuated Due to Bomb Threat

UPDATE: Pfizer officials say local authorities have cleared the facility after a bomb threat. Operations resumed at the plant Monday night.

The pharmaceutical company was evacuated at about 9 a.m. Monday morning due to a bomb threat.

Local law enforcement and bomb-sniffing K-9’s responded to the threat, which was similar to an incident in June 2017, when the same facility received the same type of threat.

There were no reported injuries in Monday’s threat.

DEVELOPING: The Salina Scoop has received information that the Pfizer plant located at 1776 Centennial Drive in McPherson has been evacuated due to an apparent bomb threat.

McPherson County authorities confirmed that emergency crews were sent to a disturbance at the plant at 9:05 a.m., but would not confirm the bomb threat. Bomb-sniffing dogs have brought in to assist searching the facility.

Pfizer officials have issued the following statement: “This morning Pfizer learned of a bomb threat at the McPherson, KS manufacturing facility. The site has been evacuated, and all colleagues have been confirmed safe. Pfizer will continue to work with the authorities to ensure the situation is under control.”

The Salina Scoop will have more on this story as it becomes available.

Updated: March 27, 2018 — 10:53 am

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