LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Investigators are looking into a bomb threat that shut down part of the General Motors plant in Lordstown, Wednesday night.
Minutes after the bomb threat was called in, Lordstown police say they helped GM security look for the bomb in the West Plant while Lordstown firefighters stood-by outside ready to help.
A plant employee told WKBN when he heard the order to evacuate around midnight Thursday morning he thought it was a drill, but was told it wasn’t. What looked like around 100 employees were evacuated from the plant.
Truck drivers like Scott Scharboneau, who traveled 300 miles to deliver parts, said security asked them to turn their trucks around and wait for them to give them permission to come back in.
“Every minute I sit here I’m losing money,” said Scharboneau. “If the wheel aren’t turning you ain’t earning. Some of these owner-operators are making about $110 an hour, so, it can be very costly for everybody.”
After waiting outside for about two hours employees were let back into the plant.
Lordstown police say there was no bomb found.
This is the second bomb threat in Northeast Ohio since the one at the Great Northern Mall in North Olmsted on Tuesday Night.