Bomb threat at Lakewood hospital forces lockdown

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Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Lakewood NJ
Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Lakewood NJ

LAKEWOOD, NJ – Many know it as Paul Kimball, but it’s now officially known as Monmouth Medical Southern Campus and on Friday police responded to a bomb threat at the hospital.

Police investigated after a call was made to the hospital, answered by a nurse with a bomb threat. The hospital was placed in lockdown while police investigated the bogus claim that was determined to be another swatting incident.

Last week, several shore area schools were victims of swatting that resulted in large police responses.

Visitors were not allowed to enter the hospital during the investigation.

“Out of an abundance of caution, the Lakewood Police are on site investigating a potential threat. As always, we are committed to the safety of our patients, employees and visitors and thank the Lakewood Police Department for their partnership and support,” MMSC said in a statement.

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