Mt. Pleasant Police clear scene after bomb threat at hospital

Updated: May. 12, 2017 at 4:35 PM EDT
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Mount Pleasant Police cleared the scene at East Cooper Hospital where they were investigating a bomb threat Friday afternoon.

The call came in to the Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch Center at approximately 3:15 p.m. A security guard told police he received a phone call from a man who claimed to have placed a bomb somewhere outside the building, the incident report states. The caller hung up when the guard asked where the bomb had been placed, the report states.

Mount Pleasant Inspector Chip Googe said the hospital had been on a brief lockdown and all ambulances and other medical transports were being diverted to other hospitals while police investigated.

Shortly before 4:30 p.m., police said they were clearing the scene after finding no suspicious device in the area.

Police were looking into the possibility the threat was called in as a distraction while a bank in Park West was robbed at roughly the same time, the report states.

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