Workers evacuated as police investigate bomb threat at Plattsburgh Bombardier facility


A rail car manufacturing plant in Plattsburgh appears to be back to normal operation after a major disruption — in the form of a bomb threat.

Just before 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, the Plattsburgh Police say they got a call from the Bombardier Transportation plant on Wall Street.

“We received a report of a nondescript bomb threat that was received by the management here at Bombardier,” Plattsburgh Police Capt. Brad Kiroy said. “It was written; it was written in one of the bathrooms, and it was discovered by an employee.”

The employees inside had to evacuate as a safety precaution, and second-shift employees weren’t allowed in.

“We requested assistance from the State Police, their bomb unit, to provide a dog to assist us in clearing the building,” Capt. Kiroy said.

No one was hurt, and that sweep of the factory did not find anything suspicious. Once authorities determined the plant was safe, second-shift employees were finally allowed inside just after 6:30.

However, there’s no official word yet on what exactly the threat read.

“I can’t confirm or deny any specifics regarding the note that was found,” Kiroy said. “What I can say is that the investigation is ongoing and will continue into the coming days.”

All of the Bombardier employees that we spoke with outside the plant during the evacuation declined to be interviewed on camera.

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