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UPDATE: Waterloo Tyson plant given all clear after bomb threat called in

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10:39 a.m. UPDATE: A Tyson Foods' spokesperson says police have given them the all clear to resume operations as normal at the Waterloo plant. 

Police conducted a search of the facility before informing employees it was safe to return. Officials with the company say police didn't find anything during their sweep for a bomb.  


WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) - Workers at the Waterloo Tyson facility have been evacuated this morning due to a bomb threat.

Just after 6 a.m. Saturday morning, multiple police and fire crews were dispatched to the Tyson facility in Waterloo. A police officer told a KWWL crew there was a bomb threat and the bomb squad has been called in.

Workers at Tyson were told to go home. Martin Luther King Drive in Waterloo has been blocked off surrounding the plant.

Tyson issued a press release this morning, saying: 

We’re investigating an alleged bomb threat at our Waterloo, Iowa facility. The safety of our team members is always our top priority, and we take these threats very seriously. All team members were immediately evacuated as a precaution. We want to thank the Waterloo Police Department for their quick response.

This is a developing story. Stick with us on-air and online as we learn more.