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Factory evacuated after written threat found

BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Gast Manufacturing on M 139 was evacuated Friday morning after an employee found a handwritten note in a bathroom that alluded to death and included racist overtones, according to Benton Township Police.

An employee found a handwritten note on a disposable paper seat cover in one of the women's restroom stalls around 9:20 a.m.

The note alluded to death and had racist overtones, police said.

The building was evacuated as a bomb/explosives K9 checked the building, even though the threat did not mention the means of carrying out the death threat.

No bombs or explosive devices were found during the search.

No suspect has been identified.

The investigation is ongoing.

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