UPDATE: Bomb Threat at Tyson Plant In Waterloo Given All Clear
There has been a recent development in the bomb threat at the Tyson Plant in Waterloo that was issued early Saturday morning.
Luckily, this recent development is all good news. Early Saturday morning, news broke of some dangerous happenings in Waterloo.
Workers at the Tyson plant in Waterloo faced a dangerous threat at the start of the weekend. Staff was evacuated from the facility due to the dangers of a bomb threat at the plant, as reported by KWWL.
Reports claim that just after around 6 AM on the morning of November 6th, police and fire officials were sent out to survey the scene. Workers were sent home out of an abundance of caution.
Officials claimed that a bomb squad was called in.
There is no word on who or what caused the threat. Also, reports claim that no one has been injured in the midst of this incident. Martin Luther King Drive in Waterloo was closed for a short period of time due to the incident.
In the early afternoon on Saturday, officials from the Tyson plant in Waterloo gave an update about the incident. Police have officially given the crews the go-ahead to resume operations as usual at the facility, as reported by KWWL.
Officials claim that police did a thorough sweep of the building and no bomb was found. There is no word on what led to the call in or what sparked the concern.
This all comes nearly a year after the infamous "betting scandal" that rocked the plant. In November of last year, Tyson Foods was in the middle of an investigation of supervisors at the Waterloo plant that had reportedly taken bets on the COVID-19 numbers of their factory workers.
Multiple managers at the plant were fired weeks after this story broke.
As we previously reported, these allegations were part of a lawsuit filed in April of 2020 by a family of one of the Waterloo workers who died of COVID-19 complications after alleged exposure at the plant.