Bomb Scare at Chemical Plant

By: Mike Waterhouse Email
By: Mike Waterhouse Email

A fake bomb, placed as part of a training exercise, caused some concerns this afternoon at the Dow Chemical plant in Hanging Rock, Ohio.

It started just after noon when crews were starting to unload a barge on the Ohio River. One of the crew spotted a suspicious object and contacted the Coast Guard.

Police closed County Road 1A near the plant. Traffic on the river was also briefly stopped. Before it was over, some nearby homes and businesses were even evacuated.

The all clear was sounded just after 3:30pm.

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