Electrolux In Day Three Of Bomb Threats

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Electrolux In Day Three Of Bomb Threats

SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) UPDATE: Wednesday August 5, 12:39 a.m. On Wednesday morning Electrolux entered day three of bomb threats.

According to officials, the call came in at 12:39 a.m. Wednesday morning marking the fifth call since the calls started on Monday.  The calls started on Monday morning beginning at 1:10 a.m. followed by a second threat about an hour later.

Again on Tuesday morning two calls came in about an hour apart starting at 1:30 a.m.. However on Wednesday morning it seemed the caller decided to get an earlier start with a call coming in at 12:29 a.m. The call was made with a cell phone, again to 911.  This time the caller (a male) said “You have 2 hours and 48 minutes to deactivate the bomb,” according to officials.

Two hours and forty eight minutes from 12:29 a.m. (the time the call was made) would be 3:17 a.m..

According to Captain Steve Cherry with the Springfield Fire Department, the building was again searched with the help of  Electrolux management and no bomb was located.

The decision  was made not to evacuate the facility and by 2:00 a.m. emergency crews had cleared the scene.

Officials told Smokey Barn News that, when caught, the caller will be facing charges of filing “False Reports, which in this case is considered a class “C” Felony. Each call is considered a separate crime.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact Springfield Police at 615-384-8422 or Crime Stoppers at 615-382-3799. All information is anonymous.

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Electrolux Evacuated Second Night In A Row After Bomb Threat

SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)  UPDATE: Tuesday August, 4  1:30 p.m. Smokey Barn News has confirmed with officials that Electrolux  did received another bomb threat early Tuesday, the threat was made by calling 911.

According to officials, the caller pinged the same cell tower as last night. This makes the third time since Monday that Electrolux has faced a bomb threat.

The call came in around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. Going by-the-book,  officials evaluated the the company.

The employees were again moved to the back part of the parking lot. Officials are taking each call seriously. After another search of the facility, the decision was made around 2:21 a.m to allow employees to return to work, according to Captain Yates with the Springfield Fire Department.

Springfield Police are in charge of the investigation, it’s up to them now to identify the caller. Stay with Smokey for updates.

UPDATE: At 4:18 a.m. Another bomb threat was called in at 4:18 a.m., according to Robertson County 911 dispatch.  This is the forth bomb threat the company has received since Monday.

According to Captain Yates with the Springfield Fire Department, the building was once again searched and no explosive device was located. The decision was made by Electrolux management not to evacuate the facility during the search.

More information to follow….

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact Springfield Police at 615-384-8422 or Crime Stoppers at 615-382-3799. All information is anonymous.

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Electrolux Evacuated Twice After 2 Bomb Threats Early Monday

SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)  Monday August 3, Electrolux, located at 1100 Industrial Blvd in Springfield, was evacuated two times after they received two bomb threats, each about an hour apart, early Monday.

An unknown caller dialed 911 and said “Bomb at Electrolux,” according to officials. The first call came into 911 at 1:10 a.m. during the third shift.

About 300 people were evacuated, according to one source. The employees were evacuated to the far side of the parking lot while officials searched the facility.

Springfield Fire and Police responded to the scene.

After a thorough search of the facility, about  Springfield Fire was released from the scene around  2:30 a.m. and the employees were allowed to return to work.

According to Captain Don Pulley with the Springfield Fire Department, the caller was near by when the first call was made. The cell phone that was used to make the call was a “burner cell phone” so you can’t trace it. “They accessed a cell tower located on Hillside Dr.,” Pulley said. Hillside Dr is about 1.8 miles from the Electrolux facility. (Location of cell tower)

According to Pulley, the caller  said the bomb was set to detonate at 1:50 a.m.. The caller said the bomb was located in the assembly area. After a search, nothing was located and the employees were allowed to return to work..

At 2:40 a.m., just as the employees were settling back to work,  the second bomb threat was called into Electrolux. The second call was placed to a guard shack officials said. This time the caller said the bomb was in the receiving area,  Pulley said. Springfield Fire and Police once again responded to the scene and once again all the employees were evacuated.

At 3:42 a.m: Employees in the assembly and receiving areas were sent home. Employees in the press area will be staying, according to one source.

The third shift operates from about 9:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. The first bomb threat came in just as some employees were returning from lunch. For our full video report, click here.

The incident is under investigation by Springfield Police. No arrest have been made.

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Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact Springfield Police at 615-384-8422 or Crime Stoppers at 615-382-3799. All information is anonymous.

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  1. Teresamitchell

    Yall go home again post it please . I have to come n early to help 3 rd shift !

  2. marcus hill

    Well we back outside again.😕😕

  3. Robert Sugg

    Yep, we evacuated again. Sitting in the parking lot. Fire Department and police are here.

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