BREAKING: Four Corners Power Plant in New Mexico Evacuated – Suspicious Devices Discovered (Updated)
The Four Corners Generating Station is a coal-fired power plant located near Fruitland, New Mexico, United States.
Employees at the Four Corners Power Plant were evacuated today after several suspicious devices were discovered at the station.
Employees at the Four Corners Power Plant in Fruitland were evacuated Monday after three suspicious devices were discovered in one of the power plant’s units.
Arizona Public Service Co. spokeswoman Jenna Shaver said Monday the devices, which are approximately six inches in length and capped at both ends, were discovered inside unit 4 of the power plant before 8 a.m.
The discovery resulted in all employees and personnel being evacuated from the plant, which is majority owned by APS, Shaver said.
Shaver said Monday afternoon that units 4 and 5 of the power plant continued to operate, despite the evacuation.
Units 1 through 3 were permanently shuttered in 2013.
Farmington police spokeswoman Georgette Allen said the Farmington Police Department’s bomb squad responded to the plant after receiving reports of a suspicious package, but the FBI was the lead agency in the investigation.
Farmington police officers were joined at the plant by FBI agents, Navajo police officers, New Mexico State Police officers and San Juan County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
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