Providence hospital search ends after bomb threat
Anchorage police responded to a bomb threat at Alaska’s largest hospital Thursday morning, but no evacuation was ordered and no bomb was found.
The threat against Providence Alaska Medical Center was received just before 8:15 a.m. according to APD spokesman MJ Thim. He declined to discuss the threat’s credibility or how it was received, but said no injuries were reported.
“We're working with security to go through the building,” Thim said. “We take every public-safety threat seriously, so this is no different.”
Providence spokesman Mikal Canfield said in a statement that after a search for any suspicious items or packages, the hospital "declared the threat over at 9:27 a.m."
"The threat was general in nature and no evacuation was ordered, although some evacuation did occur," Canfield wrote. "All elective surgeries were put on hold until the end of the threat. Providence thanks the quick thinking and response of our caregivers and law enforcement in resolving this incident."
John Grobe contributed information to this story.
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