Sheriff: No bomb found at distribution center in Union Co. after reported threat

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UPDATE (10/10/18 8:30 p.m.): 

Union County Sheriff David Taylor said that no bombs were found at the plant and that employees have been let back into the building. 

Sheriff Taylor said they were made aware of the threat at approximately 5:52 p.m. 

A caller told 911 officials that he spoke with a man at a store who said he was going to go to the Dollar General distribution center and “blow up the place,” according to Sheriff Taylor.  

After listening to the 911 call again, deputies determined that the caller was meaning the man was going to “shoot up the place” at approximately 7 p.m., according to Sheriff Taylor.  

Deputies evacuated the building, but did not find any bombs or evidence of a credible threat, Sheriff Taylor said. 

Employees have been allowed to reenter the building.

Union County Sheriff’s Office, Union County Fire Department, Jonesville Fire Department, Buffalo Fire Department, and Union County EMS all responded to the threat, according to Sheriff Taylor.

Investigators are still on scene and will continue to investigate the threat. 


ORIGINAL (10/10/18 7:04 p.m.):

Union County dispatchers said deputies have responded to a business on Highway 9 in reference to a possible bomb threat.

According to dispatch, deputies have responded to the Dollar General distribution plant.

Union County Sheriff David Taylor said Highway 9 is currently closed and said they’re trying to verify at this time what’s going on at the distribution center. 

Drivers are being asked to avoid Highway 9 from Jonesville to Pacolet.

This is a developing story. We’ll continue to update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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