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Bobcat plant evacuated after word 'bomb' found on wall

BISMARCK -- The Bobcat plant in Bismarck was evacuated Thursday morning after an employee found the word "bomb" scratched into a bathroom wall. The employee notified security, who called police to investigate the threat around 9 a.m., according t...

BISMARCK -- The Bobcat plant in Bismarck was evacuated Thursday morning after an employee found the word "bomb" scratched into a bathroom wall.

The employee notified security, who called police to investigate the threat around 9 a.m., according to Bismarck Police Sgt. Mark Buschena.

Officers walked through the building on South 26th Street and did not find anything suspicious, Buschena said. Employees of the company will conduct a second search of the building and alert police if they find anything suspicious.

As a precaution, the company sent home its first shift of workers. Work will continue at second shift, company spokeswoman Laura Ness Owens said.

Buschena said the decision to evacuate was left up to the company, but police always encourage businesses to err on the side of caution.

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