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Providence Sacred Heart goes into lockdown after bomb threat

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center went into a lockdown Tuesday night after an alleged bomb threat.

Liz DeRuyter, spokesperson for Sacred Heart, said at 7:50 p.m., Spokane Police Department received a credible bomb threat. The lockdown lasted “a matter of minutes,” she said.

Spokane police and security officers at the hospital locked down the hospital and began a sweep of the building. A package was located, but nothing suspicious was found, DeRuyter said.

Patient care was not affected during the lockdown, she said.

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