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UPDATED: Authorities investigating bomb threat at Monmouth Medical Center South (PHOTOS)

Authorities are investigating a bomb threat at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, officials said.The bomb threat was made over the phone, police say.

Lakewood’s Detective Bureau, the Sheriff’s Department and K9 are investigating and conducting a sweep of the hospital.

”The hospital chose not to evacuate at this time,” an official told TLS.

The medical center released the following statement to TLS:

“Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus received an anonymous phone call of a bomb threat midday today. All authorities have been notified and a full investigation is being conducted. Lakewood police are on the campus and every precaution is being taken for the safety of our patients, visitors, and hospital employees and physicians. An update will be shared as further information becomes available.”

UPDATE 4:05 PM from MMCSC: “Following a thorough investigation, Lakewood Police, along with other law enforcement agencies, have determined that there is no credible threat to Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus. We thank law enforcement for helping to ensure the safety of our patients, visitors, hospital employees and physicians.”

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