All clear after bomb scare at Bluegrass Station


UPDATE: (6:22 p.m.) — The scene at Bluegrass Station has been cleared.

The director, Steve Collins, says a truck came through the back entrance, passed the first security screening but didn’t pass the second when some red flags were raised.

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The driver did, however, have credentials on him but the detection of the vehicle was alarming, says Collins, with explosive indicators inside.

That’s when they erred on the side of caution and evacuated everyone in the facility, more than 2,000 employees.

Collins says there was no explosive device found, thankfully, and he gave the all clear.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Emergency crews and the FBI are investigating reports of a possible explosive device at Bluegrass Station on Briar Hill Road.

People who work on the state-owned campus tell ABC 36 they’re being evacuated.

Bluegrass Station houses several government and independent companies, including defense corporation, Lockheed Martin.

The Lexington Police Department says it has sent its Hazardous Devices Unit to Bluegrass Station.

This is a developing story. ABC 36 has a crew there. Check back here and live on air for more information as the story develops.

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