A large number of law enforcement officials are present on the scene at the Ford Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri. Authorities are reportedly responding to claims that there is an active shooter at the scene.

The plant’s assembly was immediately placed on lockdown, and a number of staff were evacuated. Several law enforcement agencies are en route to the location. This circumstance is still developing.

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Around 5:20 p.m., someone claiming to be a disgruntled employee called Ford security, according to Sarah Boyd, a spokeswoman for the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.

The caller claimed they were locked in a restroom on the facility’s second level and were equipped with bombs and firearms.

Boyd reported that although the caller claimed to work in the painting department, no one with that name was employed in that division.

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According to Boyd, the caller did give the name of a supervisor who works at the facility. The call came in from a fake phone number.

Boyd predicted that the entire building will be cleared of people by 8:00 p.m. despite the fact that authorities were still trying to find out if anyone was inside the facility.

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The facility’s operations were suspended for the evening, and U.S. 69 in front of Ford was closed. Boyd urged vehicles to use a different route. There have been no reports of gunshots or injuries.