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Bomb threat called at Hitachi

by News Tribune staff [email protected] | January 20, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.

Authorities responded to a bomb threat Wednesday evening at Hitachi Energy, police records show.

The Jefferson City Police Department's daily service calls report said the department received a call about a bomb threat at 500 W. Highway 94, the power generation site's location, at 7:37 p.m. Wednesday. The log noted a report was taken on the scene.

"We can confirm that on Jan. 18, 2023, local staff at our Jefferson City facility found some writing on a bathroom wall that hinted at a possible bomb threat in the plant," Hitachi spokesperson Kurt Steinert. "Hitachi Energy inspected the facility and contacted the local authorities. A detailed investigation was conducted with the local authorities, which determined that there were no explosives in the facility and the threat was considered 'low.' No further action was taken."

JCPD Lt. David Williams said the call was found to be "unfounded" after a police investigation.

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