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Hospital Cordoned Off As Police Respond To Bomb Hoax

POLICE officers briefly cordoned off the area surrounding Doctors Hospital on Monday afternoon and visitors were evacuated following a reported bomb scare.

However, Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean told The Tribune that authorities have determined that the incident was a prank and did not find any explosives on the hospital’s premises.

Doctors Hospital released a statement tonight, which shot down “misinformation” circulated on social media about the incident.

According to hospital officials, shortly before 2pm, the hospital received a bomb threat by telephone.

A statement from the hospital said: “Internal security measures and the appropriate emergency response were implemented immediately and the police were alerted.

“All visitors were evacuated and the hospital barred entry to all non-essential persons while the police were conducting their search.

“The Royal Bahamas Police Force bomb squad conducted a sweep of the entire facility and determined that there was no credible threat and gave the all clear. At no point was any sort of explosive device found on the hospital premises.

“All information regarding the call was turned over to police who continue to investigate this hoax.”

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