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Someone Wants to Blow Up Mercedes

Over 3,000 employees evacuated from plant in Hungary.

Daimler has evacuated all staff from its Mercedes-Benz plant in Hungary after receiving a bomb threat. According to Reuters, local police said an anonymous person called in a threat saying a bomb would detonate at the $1.1-billion plant in the Hungarian town of Kecskemet. In close cooperation with the respective authorities, all staff have been evacuated as a matter of precaution," said a Daimler spokesman. "At present, police experts are on site to conduct investigations."

The plant employs more than 3,000 people, all of whom left the building, ceasing CLA and B-Class production. Together they built almost 110,000 cars last year. Local news reports bomb-sniffing dogs are on site and the general area is on lockdown.

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