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."
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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