Germantown Police investigate bomb threat at Gehls

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Nov. 30, 2016 – Germantown, WI – On Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 at 9:39 a.m. Germantown Police took a call from a Gehls employee who reported someone may have entered their warehouse with a possible explosive device.


The warehouse is located at N120 W19000 Freistadt Road, Germantown.


Approximately 60 employees were evacuated and an investigation was initiated.


Germantown Police requested the assistance of the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit to assist with determining if in fact an explosive device was brought into the building.


An explosive device was not located and employees were allowed back into the building at 12:10 p.m.

We cannot provide any additional information at this time so that we do not jeopardize the integrity of the investigation.

The Wisconsin State Patrol and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department assisted with traffic control.

Chief Peter Hoell

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