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Nothing Found After Bomb Threat Clears Out Gehl Foods in Germantown

UPDATE: Germantown Police released more information around noon about the explosive call at Gehl Foods.

On Wednesday, at 9:39 AM the Germantown Police Department Communications Center took a call from a Gehls employee who reported someone may have entered their warehouse with a possible explosive device.

The warehouse is located at N120 W19000 Freistadt Rd, Germantown.

Approximately 60 employees were evacuated and an investigation was initiated.

The Germantown Police Department requested the assistance of the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit to assist with determining if in fact an explosive device was brought into the building.

An explosive device was not located and employees were allowed back into the building at 12:10pm.

We cannot provide any additional information at this time so that we do not jeopardize the integrity of the investigation.

The Wisconsin State Patrol and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department assisted with traffic control.

UPDATE: An employee of Gehl Foods said an explosive device was found in the warehouse, according to Germantown Police. 

The building has been evacuated. 

ORIGINAL: Germantown Police Department tweeted for drivers to avoid the area of Maple and Freistadt. 

The intersection is closed for an active criminal investigation.

Gehl Foods is located near that intersection. 

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