Pfizer plant in McPherson evacuated due to bomb threat

Published: Mar. 26, 2018 at 9:57 AM CDT
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5:33 p.m.

Pfizer says local authorities have cleared the site, and operations at its McPherson plant will resume Monday night.

The pharmaceutical company was evacuated Monday morning due to a bomb threat.

Local law enforcement and bomb-sniffing K-9's responded to the call.

No one was hurt.


11:55 a.m.

The McPherson County Sheriff's Office says bomb-sniffing dogs are now at the Pfizer plant trying to determine if a bomb threat was credible.

Emergency crews were called out to the plant around 9 a.m. The building was also evacuated.

"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," said Pfizer in a statement.

No one is hurt.


9:57 a.m.

Eyewitness News has received multiple reports that the Pfizer plant in McPherson is being evacuated due to a bomb threat.

McPherson County dispatchers say units are responding to a disturbance at the plant but would not confirm the threat.

We have a crew headed to the scene. Stay tuned on-air and online for updates.