UPDATE (11:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 4): Boone Memorial Hospital released a statement on Monday addressing a bomb threat that happened on Sunday evening.
The hospital says staff received a bomb threat via telephone at around 9:04 p.m. Sunday night, and patients and staff were evacuated to BMH’s Family Medical Clinic.
The Madison Police Department, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, the Madison Volunteer Fire Department, and West Virginia State Police all responded, and the WVSP bomb squad conducted a sweep of the entire hospital. The hospital says that no threats were found.
BMH says that patients and staff returned to the hospital at around 2:10 a.m. on Monday.
They say that the Madison Police Department is investigating the incident.
MADISON, WV (WOWK) – A bomb threat was detected at Boone Memorial Hospital, Boone County Sheriff Chad Barker confirmed to WOWK.
Madison Police says the hospital received a call about a bomb in the building just after 9 p.m. Sunday evening. Patients were evacuated to their outpatient facility which is adjacent to the hospital. The ER is not accepting patients at this time
MPD says a bomb squad is on site and that state and county agencies including Madison Police, Boone County Sheriff, WVSP and Madison fire are on scene.
There is no time estimate as to when the situation could be resolved.