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Car runs through gate at Y-12, closing entrances

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OAK RIDGE, TN (News Sentinel) -

All entrances to the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant were closed Thursday morning due to a law enforcement matter, according to a news release.

“The facility and its employees are safe and secure and all entrances to the plant are closed,” according to a Y-12 news release.

The incident began when a man ran his car through the main gate off Scarboro Road early Thursday morning. The man was taken into custody, and the Oak Ridge Police Department is investigating.

Employees who were not on site were told to check the plant operating status line for information on access to the plant later Thursday. 

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