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Bomb threat prompts brief lockdown at Clarksville hospital

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Posted at 9:09 PM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 22:09:08-05

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tennova Medical Center in Clarksville was placed on a brief lockdown due to a bomb threat Wednesday evening.

Law enforcement was called to the hospital for the threat around 6 p.m.

The hospital and emergency room were placed on lockdown until the interior and exterior could be checked and cleared. Officers have since given employees the all-clear as no potential threat was found.

Tennova released the following statement regarding the threat:

We appreciate the quick action of our staff and timely response of the Clarksville Police Department, Clarksville Fire & Rescue, Montgomery County Sheriff Department, and Montgomery County EMS in response to a potential threat this evening. Patient care has continued without interruption and we are grateful that everyone remains safe. We are fortunate to have strong, collaborative relationships with these agencies that come together to protect our community.

Clarksville Police, Clarksville Fire Rescue, Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Office and Montgomery Co. EMS all responded to the call.