A message scrawled on a note to Honda caused management to call in a bomb threat. Work has since resumed.
Marysville, Ohio would be one of the last places you’d think would receive a bomb threat of this magnitude but people with malicious intents lurk in all parts of the world. According to WBNS 10 news based out of Columbus, Ohio, more than 2,000 employees were told to drop what they were doing and immediately leave the plant after powering off any equipment.
Police say that a note claimed that the plant would “blow up today.” Management at Honda deemed the threat to be credible enough to call off all work and immediately evacuated all employees shortly after 11 A.M. Those employees coming in around 2: 30 P.M. were told to hold off for the next two hours pending the completion of an investigation by the local bomb team.
The following statement was issued by Honda,
"Earlier today, Honda security learned of a potential threat to associate safety at our Marysville Auto Plant. As a precaution, we made the decision to evacuate and dismiss associates beginning at 11:30 am.The safety and security of all associates is a top priority so Honda moved quickly to assure safety.Honda has notified law enforcement officials and they are on-site and investigating.At this time no additional information can be shared."
As of the writing of this article, it looks like work has finally resumed and those employees that were meant to work at 2:30 P.M. finally have returned to their shift.
This comes after bomb-sniffing dogs did their duty of scouring the plant for any possible explosive.
As of right now it looks like this was just a case of a disgruntled employee who had nothing better to do with their time than to make empty threats to delay work.
Props to Honda management for facilitating the evacuation of so many employees in such a short matter of time. In this day in age you can never be too sure about whether a threat is fake or not. Hopefully, this prankster will be caught and prosecuted for wasting the time and man hours of so many people.