Harley York Plant Evacuated Due to Bomb Threat

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Harley-Davidson York, PA

Law enforcement determined no immediate threat, but continue to investigate the situation.  

Employees at the Harley-Davidson plant in York, Pennsylvania faced a frightening situation Wednesday. A bomb threat was reported to York Country 911 shortly after 12pm, leading to all employees being evacuated.

Harley-Davidson issued a statement about the incident: “Harley-Davidson contacted local police to investigate a bomb threat. In the interest of employee safety—which is always our highest priority—we have evacuated all employees from the York facility and asked employees to leave for the day. We continue to work with local authorities, who are investigating the threat. We will update you when we have more information.”

York Daily Record reported that plant was cleared by the afternoon by law enforcement as well as the K-9 unit. Sargeant Brian Wilbur said that Springettsbury Township Police will continue to investigate the threat. Wilbur said this incident seems to be a first, with no prior bomb threats reported by H-D previously.

Let’s hope this is just a harmless prank. But we will update should any other details emerge.

Longtime automotive journalist S.J. Bryan has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is an editor with Ford Truck Enthusiasts and regular contributor to F-150 Online, Harley-Davidson Forums, and The Mustang Source, among other popular auto sites.

Bryan first discovered her passion for all things automotive while riding in her parent's 1968 Ford Mustang. The automotive expert cut her teeth growing up riding on Harleys, and her first car was a Chevy Nova. Despite her lead foot, Bryan has yet to receive a speeding ticket.

The award-winning former playwright was first published at age 18. She has worked extensively as a writer and editor for a number of lifestyle and pop culture publications. The diehard gearhead is a big fan of American muscle cars, sixth-gen Ford trucks, and Oxford commas.

S.J. can be reached at [email protected].

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