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Gritman Lock Down After Suspicious Phone Call

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MOSCOW, ID-Moscow police and fire responded to the scene immediately after Gritman Medical Center staff let them know about the suspicious call.

With police cars on every corner officers conducted a floor to floor sweep of the building.

Gritman posted about the incident on their Facebook page letting the public know that patients and staff were safe, the lock down was a precaution.

However, people were allowed to access the building through the Emergency Room but that was guarded by police.

"Today at approximately 1:25 pm we received at the hospital of a suspicious nature and someone made a bomb threat to the hospital the employee who took that call in the administration office immediately notified law enforcement," said Pete Mundt Director of Marketing and Community Relations.

Officials say the caller had a thick accent.

They looked into anyone that has had problems with the hospital recently.

They also searched Gritman's neighboring facilities not just the hospital, the search took about two hours

This is Gritman's second lock down in three months.

They locked down in late August when a man with a firearm walked through the facility.

No one was hurt in this incident and the case has been handed over to Moscow Police.Moscow police and fire responded to the scene immediately after Gritman Medical Center staff let them know about the suspicious call.


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