UPDATE: Veteran Center Declared Safe After Bomb Threat


The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fayetteville was been evacuated and placed on lockdown following a reported bomb threat.

Fayetteville VA Medical Center

FAYETTEVILLE (AP) - The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fayetteville is returning to normal operations after being evacuated and placed on lockdown for a bomb threat.

VA spokesman Bruce Sprecher said Thursday that emergency officials had given the all-clear after the facility was searched.

The sprawling center was evacuated after an 8:35 a.m. phone call indicating there was an explosive device in the building. Most patients and workers were moved outside for about two hours while the search was conducted. No bomb was found.


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FAYETTEVILLE (AP) - The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fayetteville has been evacuated and placed on lockdown following a reported bomb threat.

Fayetteville Police spokesman Lt. Todd Joyce says officers responded after a bomb threat was received about 8:35 a.m. Thursday. City police are assisting the medical center's internal police force with closing all entrances to the facility while it is searched.

Those who work at the center or have medical appointments are advised to anticipate delays until officials deem it is safe to re-enter.


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