HOBOKEN, NJ - The area surrounding Hoboken University Medical Center has been closed off to the public as officials investigate a bomb threat called into that facility.

According to police, at around 1:45 p.m., 911 operators received a call made from a payphone.

"Hoboken PD is working with the heads of Hoboken University Medical Center right now. Hudson County Sheriff’s and Jersey City PD K-9 units were called to assist," said Chief Kenneth Ferrante. "There are no visible signs of anything that can be perceived a danger as of this time. All proper precautions are being taken. There are no evacuations at this time. Sergeant Steven Kranz is the supervisor on scene for the Hoboken PD."

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According to several accounts, investigators have been active in adjacent Church Square Park.

UPDATE: As of 4:45 p.m., the area in and around the hospital will be coming out of lockdown.

According to Chief Ferrante: "The K-9 search of the @CarePointHealth HUMC proved negative. The lockdown is lifted and streets will be re-opening momentarily. @HobokenPD Detectives are investigating leads on the individual who made the call from a payphone."

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