Lockdown lifted at Johnston-Willis Hospital after bomb threat

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Officials have given the all clear at Johnston-Willis Hospital, after a nearly three-hour lockdown due to a bomb threat.

The bomb threat was called in just before 1 p.m. Friday from outside the building. The lockdown was put in place as a precaution, though there was no indication that a bomb was ever on the premises and the building was not evacuated. The all clear was given around 3:30 p.m.

For approximately two hours, only employees with badges were allowed to enter, though people inside the building were allowed to exit.

Virginia State Police special agents used K-9 units to search the building. No dangerous articles were located and the hospital has returned to normal operations.

Chesterfield and State Police continue to investigate.

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