UPDATED: Explosion At Windsor Assembly Plant Under Investigation

Thursday November 4th, 2021

Posted at 7:49pm

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Last updated: Friday November 5th, 2:22pm

An investigation is underway after an explosion at Stellantis’ Windsor Assembly Plant.

Police say around 5:45pm Thursday they attended the plant and were advised that the facility had been evacuated, no injuries were reported, and there was no active fire as a result of the explosion.

Police say that it was reported that after the explosion, suspicious items were located at the explosion site, and they launched an investigation. The scene was contained, and the Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU), K-9 Unit, Forensic Identification Unit and Arson Unit all attended as part of the investigation.

Through investigation, EDU located a suspicious package that detonated. Further examination and testing of the package will occur as part of the investigation.

Police also say that the suspicious device was located in the area of the facility not generally used for general work and acts as a storage facility. The incident occurred on the west side of the facility on the second floor.

Investigators believe this was an intentional act and seek any information that may help identify a suspect or suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Windsor Police Service – Arson Unit at 519-255-6700 ext. 4330 or ext. 4000 (after hours), Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.catchcrooks.com.

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