Update: Bomb threat over at Marshall Durbin plant in Jasper

Photo of law enforcement at the Marshall Durbin chicken plant in Walker County following a bomb threat, Thursday, August 8, 2013. (Photo courtesy of Johnathon Rhodes)

Update:Bomb dogs were brought in, but found no danger. Employees have returned to work.


The Marshall Durbin chicken plant in Jasper is the target of a bomb threat.

Jasper Police Chief Connie Rowe confirmed the call came in at 10:06a.m.{} The plant was evacuated, and bomb dogs from Jefferson County, Cullman County and the Burlington Northern Railroad are en route.{}

Marshall Durbin is one of the largest privately owned poultry companies in the United States.

This is the second bomb threat in Jasper{}since early July.{}{}A bomb threat was called in to the Walker Baptist Medical Center on July 5th, and the hospital was evacuated.{}{}Brandon Peake and Tamra Files were taken into custody in Tennessee in connection with that incident.{} Peake was also wanted in connection to a bank robbery at the Traders and Farmers Bank that same afternoon.

ABC 33/40 has a crew en route to the Marshall Durbin plant.{} We'll have updates here on and on air as we get them.