Geneva plant evacuated due to bomb threat

by Sarah Hodge
On Friday morning, April 6 law enforcement were called to an alleged bomb threat at the Reliable Ruskin plant on Hwy 27, at 1300 Enterprise Rd. in Geneva. A cleaning lady found a note in one of the women’s bathroom, which stated there was a bomb in the building. The building was then evacuated, at approximately 11:30 a.m., where bomb sniffing K-9’s were brought from Fort Rucker to search for a bomb.
After two hours of waiting, the employees were then allowed to go in long enough to retrieve their belongings and leave the premises.
The scene was cleared, and this appeared to be hoax. “We take terrorist threats seriously, and when we find who made this threat, they will be punished,” stated Police Chief Tony Clemmons, Friday afternoon.
Terrorist threats are felonies. According to Article 13A-10-15 Terrorist Threat, (1) Intentionally or recklessly: a.) Terrorizing another person. b.) Causing disruption of school activities and c.) Causing the evacuation of a building, place of assembly, or facility of public transportation, or other public inconvenience, is considered a terrorist threat. Anyone making these threats, even as a hoax, will be treated as a terrorist.

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