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Bomb Threat Shuts Down Ford EV Battery Plant In Kentucky

While bomb threats aren’t quite as prevalent as they used to be, Ford faced one of its own last July, when the Kansas City Assembly plant in Claycomo, Missouri – which builds the Ford F-150 and Ford Transitwas evacuated following a threatening phone call. In this case, the perpetrator claimed to be armed with explosives, a rifle, and a handgun, and told authorities that he was a disgruntled employee barricaded on the second floor bathroom in the paint area of the plant. Ford promptly halted production and evacuated the plant, only to later discover that the perpetrator was a teenager who simply wanted to ensure that his friend that does work at the Kansas City plant got the night off. Now, the automaker is facing yet another threatening phone call, this time, one impacting an under construction Ford EV battery plant in Kentucky, according to WLKY news.

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The Ford EV battery plant site – otherwise known as BlueOval SK Battery Park in Hardin County, Kentucky – is where the automaker is currently working to erect two buildings, though only one will be used to produce EV batteries when it comes online sometime next year. Around 12:30pm Thursday, a bomb threat prompted an evacuation of the construction site, though it was delivered in a rather unusual way.

According to police, a worker found a note written on a portable toilet inspection sheet that indicated there was a bomb on the premises, or more specifically, the plant itself. The note stated that the bomb was set to go off at 1pm that same day, though that seemingly didn’t happen.

This story has yet to be updated, but the Ford EV battery plant site was evacuated and law enforcement headed that way with bomb sniffing dogs and the LMPD bomb squad to investigate. All of the workers on the site were able to get away with no injuries, however.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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