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Bomb scare forces evacuation of Foster Farms plant

LIVINGSTON -- A false bomb threat at the Foster Farms chicken processing plant in Livingston forced the evacuation of several hundred employees Tuesday afternoon, according to Lieutenant Chris Soria of the Livingston Police.

The company's bomb alert was accidentally switched on because of a computer glitch in the phone system, said Bill Eldridge, the chief of police in Livingston.

After a sweep of an administration building at the plant, the police department allowed the employees back into the building.

The call was traced to a trucking company in Louisiana soon after the call, said Eldridge.

A Foster Farms spokeswomen said "It was a false call."

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