AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – The Amarillo Police Department Bomb Squad is on-scene at the BSA Healthcare, assisting security, according to the Department.
According to BSA, “At approximately 10am this morning, local authorities made us aware of a potential threat made to the hospital. We are working with the officers and, out of an abundance of caution, are limiting visitor access to the hospital at this time. The health and safety of our patients, employees and community continues to be our highest priority. We will inform you when the hospital is again accessible to all visitors.”
UPDATE: According to BSA, the ‘All Clear’ has been given and BSA is returning to normal operations.
The full statement from BSA:
“Earlier today, local authorities informed us of a potential bomb threat made to the hospital. Out of an abundance of caution, we limited visitor access to the hospital at that time. An assessment of the situation by the Amarillo Police Department Bomb Squad has determined it is appropriate to return to normal operations. For the safety of our patients, staff and visitors, increased BSA security and law enforcement will continue to monitor the area. All BSA services have reopened to patients and visitors.”
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