‘No credible threat’ at Perry Nuclear Power Plant


PERRY, Ohio (WJW) – The FBI is expected to release more information Thursday about an incident at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant.

Wednesday evening around 6:30 p.m., multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the plant, including the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the North Perry Police Department, and bomb squads from multiple other departments including Cleveland, Lake, and Geauga.

The FBI said it was assisting local law enforcement “in an ongoing law enforcement situation” at the plant.

An FBI spokesperson said more details would be released Thursday “when appropriate.”

The FBI tells FOX 8 the scene was cleared last night.

In a statement Thursday morning, a communications rep told FOX 8,”At approximately 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, two individuals mistakenly drove onto the property of the Perry Nuclear Power Plant. Plant security notified local authorities. It was determined the individuals posed no credible threat to the plant or public safety.

The Perry plant is about 35 miles northeast of Cleveland in Lake County.

According to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC), the Perry plant has a Boiling Water Reactor (BWR).

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