Mercy Hospital’s Coon Rapids and Fridley campuses went into lockdown the evening of Monday, May 10, after receiving a false bomb threat, but the lockdown was lifted after a search of the premises revealed no danger, according to Allina Health, which runs the hospital.
Shortly after 11 p.m. May 10, Allina Health issued the following statement:
On the evening of Monday, May 10, staff at the Allina Health Customer Experience Center received a bomb threat directed at Mercy Hospital. Allina Health’s Security Team immediately enacted our security plan, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids and Mercy – Unity Campus in Fridley, and engaging our law enforcement partners to conduct a thorough search of our facilities.
The safety and security of our patients, staff and community are our top priority. We have confirmed there is no evidence of a credible threat to either campus and both campuses are no longer on lockdown, as of 11:00 p.m. We are grateful to our law enforcement partners for their assistance.
Coon Rapids police conducted a preliminary investigation into the call. The results indicated the call originated outside the country, according to Capt. John Stahnke.