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Suspicious device temporarily closes down Pennsylvania hospital

Hospital Safety Insider, July 24, 2014

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A suspicious device attached to a staff member’s car in the parking lot of an Allentown, Pennsylvania hospital caused some tense moments at the facility on July 20, according to a report on the news website Lehighvalleylive.com.

 

The staff member noticed the device on his car at around 10:30 a.m., the report said, and immediately notified the hospital's public safety department, who called police and fire crews to investigate. The device was later found to not explosive in nature, according to the report.

During the incident, traffic was diverted from the parking lot, and the hospital established an alternate landing zone for emergency helicopters. Hospital operations were not affected, according to the report.

 

 



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