At approximately 2 o’clock this afternoon, 911 operators received a telephone call from an unidentified male saying there was a bomb threat at Hoboken University Medical Center. The call, following an investigation, proved to be false.
Hoboken Police Chief Ken Ferrante tweeted at 2:53 p.m. “that @HobokenPD has taken all necessary precautions are working with the administration at @CarePointHealth HUMC. There are no visible threats of danger.”
No evacuations of the hospital took place after the call was received, although the area around the building was closed to traffic as law enforcement from the Jersey City Police Department and the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office each sent their K-9 units to assist Hoboken Police with their investigation.
Chief Ferrante tweeted at approximately 4:20 p.m. that “the K-9 search of the @CarePointHealth HUMC proved negative. The lockdown is lifted and streets will be re-opening momentarily.”
Police detectives are currently investigating leads on the person who made the call from a payphone.
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