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Saint Joseph East Lifts Lockdown Following Threatening Call

Posted at 6:57 AM, Apr 04, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington hospital said Wednesday morning it has lifted a lockdown triggered earlier by a threatening phone call.

Police say someone called Saint Joseph East around 5:40 a.m. threatening to harm everyone there. The hospital followed protocol and went on lockdown.

Lexington police responded to the scene and investigated but have not reported any other action.

A hospital spokesperson said later Wednesday morning that the lockdown had been lifted.

Police are continuing to monitor the situation.