According to Franklin County Sheriff's office, the threatening 911call came in around 4 in the morning. Employees were evacuated to nearby Gar Creek Park. About 20 people were in the building at the time.
A bomb sniffing dog was sent from Northwest Arkansas to help with the investigation but after several hours, the search was ended with nothing found.
Butterball released this statement Wednesday morning after getting the "all clear" from authorities:
"Following this morning's bomb threat at the Butterball facility in Ozark, Ark., Ozark Police and Fire Departments, in collaboration with the Ft. Smith Police Department, have conducted a thorough search of the property and have determined that there is no bomb or other dangers present.
Based on this guidance from the local authorities, Butterball has made the decision to re-open the facility and resume plant operations effective immediately."