Bombardier plant in Mirabel reopens after bomb threat

The Bombardier plant at Mirabel has reopened after an early morning evacuation because of a bomb threat on Friday.

Call received around 6 a.m. warning of a bomb in assembly plant for Bombardier CSeries aircraft

Emergency personnel were out in force at the Bombardier plant in Mirabel Friday morning after police received a call about a suspicious package. (Pascal Robidas/Radio-Canada)

The Bombardier plant at Mirabel has reopened after an early morning evacuation due to a bomb threat Friday.

Bombardier spokesman Marc Duchesne told CBC News that someone called in a threat against the assembly plant for the company's CSeries aircraft just before 6 a.m.

Police are now trying to determine who made the call. 

Mirabel police and Bombardier's security services evacuated the facility while a police bomb-detection unit conducted a search with bomb-sniffing dogs.

Quebec provincial police blocked Exit 288 on Highway 50 in both directions during the operation.

Houses around the plant were also evacuated as a precaution.

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