July 17 2019
SALEM, Oregon - On March 19th 2019 at approximately 3:00 PM, the Salem Police Department responded to the Salem Hospital after the hospital received a threatening phone call. The hospital followed their standard procedures and the hospital campus was placed into lockdown.
Salem Police Officers responded to the scene and worked with hospital staff and their security department during the course of their investigation. A public address announcement was issued by the Salem Hospital notifying people on campus of the threat and advised them to use caution if they left the building.
At approximately 4:00 PM Salem Police Officers, through the course of their area search and investigation, deemed the threat did not appear to be credible. Salem Hospital lifted the lockdown and returned to normal operations. No further information is available at this time, as the investigation is ongoing and officers are following up on leads.