Police give 'all clear' at Regional One after bomb threat - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Police give 'all clear' at Regional One after bomb threat

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

For several hours Thursday night, patients, family members, and medical workers were all in shock as they stood outside Regional One Medical Center.

Memphis police evacuated the building and diverted traffic away from the area for several hours when someone called in a bomb threat.

Police allowed people locked outside of Regional One to go back inside the hospital once they determined there was no safety threat inside the building.

A few hundred people were evacuated from the building.

"They said something about a bomb threat, and they asked us to leave," Michael Rogers said.

Police said a caller told them there was a bomb on the second floor of the hospital.

"I started to walk just across the street, but the police officer said, 'No sir; go on down the road a little bit," Rogers added.

Rogers was in the middle of visiting a family member inside the hospital when he was asked to leave. Other visitors never made it inside. They were stopped at the door unable to visit their loved ones.

"The police got here just before we did and we can't go in," explained Patrick, whose brother was just airlifted into the hospital after a car crash in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

While the bomb squad searched, Patrick waited to find out how his brother was doing.

"I'm ready to get in and see him and see how he is going to be," Patrick added.

Police said they are still investigating the call, but they are sure their is no bomb inside the hospital.

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