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4,000 Apple employees evacuated amid possible security threat in Cork

Published 18/01/2016

Work at Apple has been affected.
Work at Apple has been affected.

Around 4,000 workers have been evacuated from three different Apple plants in Cork amid a possible security threat, it is understood.

Gardai responded to the scene and have confirmed that a number of plants have been evacuated.

It is understood that several threatening emails were received by the company.

It is not clear whether the emails contained information regarding suspicious packages - however, the emails prompted the evacuation.

It is understood that the firm's premises on Lavitts Quay and Hollyhill were among those affected by the evacuation.

It is believed that the Model Farm Road site was also evacuated as a precaution.

A garda spokesperson told that an army bomb disposal team had not been called to the scene.

Gardai were assisting in searches on the buildings after the security threat was issued at around 9am on Monday.

Staff were allowed to returned to work around midday.

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