Ford’s engine plant in suburban Detroit was reopened this afternoon after the first shift was sent home earlier today because of a bomb threat.
The company reopened the plant at 12:47 p.m. ET after the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office investigated and cleared the 2 million-square-foot facility in Romeo, Mich., Ford spokesman Mike Moran said in an email. Later shifts were expected to begin at their usual times, he said in the email.
The plant was evacuated between 7 and 7:30 a.m.
The Romeo Police Department would not comment.
It was unclear how much production was lost at the plant, which assembles the 6.2-liter, V-8 engines for F-series pickups, according to Ford’s website.