#childsafety | Blast at Chrysler plant in Windsor an ‘intentional act,’ police say

Police are calling an explosion Thursday evening at the Chrysler minivan plant in Windsor, Ontario, an “intentional act” and are asking members of the public for any information they may have.

No injuries were reported after the explosion at 5:45 p.m. in a vacant second-floor storage area on the west side of the plant, and there was no active fire as a result, according to the Windsor Police Service. The Explosive Disposal Unit located a “suspicious package” that detonated, and it will undergo further testing and examination as a part of the investigation.

Authorities were on the scene, and the plant was evacuated before 6 p.m. “out of an abundance of caution,” said LouAnn Gosselin, spokeswoman for Chrysler brand parent Stellantis NV. The plant was down for the remainder of the afternoon shift and resumed Friday morning as scheduled.

“The space has since been cleared and employees are expected to report to work at their regularly scheduled time,” she said in a statement. “Our employee health and safety, as well as the safety of the community are our top priority.”

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