Hospital Lifts Lockdown After Bomb Threat
A lockdown has been lifted at Monmouth Medical Center after police investigated a verbal threat against it and found nothing.
Spokesman Justin Edelman said in a statement early Tuesday that Long Branch police have concluded their investigation and that "nothing was found in the hospital or on the campus." He says a verbal threat had been made.
The lockdown began late Monday at the 337-bed facility.
The Asbury Park Press reported that police were investigating a report of an explosive device brought into the emergency room. The newspaper says officers using K9 dogs searched the hospital and its grounds.