Visitation limited after bomb threat at Vidant Medical Center

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Vidant Medical Center was under emergency lockdown in Greenville Saturday after a bomb threat was made, reports said.

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Multiple sources inside the hospital on Saturday afternoon said the lockdown was in the labor and delivery section of the hospital.

Later Saturday afternoon, officials said the hospital was limiting visitation because of a Pitt County 911 call that suggested a bomb threat to the hospital.

“We are taking an abundance of caution to ensure safety of our team members, patients and visitors. We are currently conducting an active search,” said Vidant spokeswoman Amy Holcombe.

All clinical operations are still fully operational, Holcombe said.

One WNCT viewer said at one point there were 12 people inside one room awaiting further instructions.

One source told WNCT’s Erica Anderson the hospital made an announcement about a threat and rushed them into a secured room.

WNCT has a reporter on the scene, and said people are coming in and out of the main entrance as normal.

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