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Social media report sends plant into lockdown

Posted at: 05/17/2013 3:44 PM
Updated at: 05/17/2013 5:26 PM
By: Anna Didio



BENNINGTON - A report on social media sent a Bennington plant into lockdown Friday, creating tense times for employees.

This happened last night at the Energizer Battery Plant.

Police say someone posted about a gunman at the plant, so they locked the facility down and searched it.

After about three hours, no gunman was found.

Police say one employee suffered an anxiety attack and was taken to the hospital.

This happens to be the same plant where a fatal shooting occurred back in 1991.