An incident occurred at Whanganui Hospital this afternoon, after reports indicated a bomb scare.
The Hospital was put in lock down at around 2.25pm after a person called threatening to use an explosive.
“The Hospital went into lock down protocol as a precaution,” a Police spokeswoman said to thisquality.
Social media comments in a local Whanganui Facebook group said they couldn't get in or out of the building.
One person wrote, “Just went there to try get a blood test… got turned away obviously, but they didn't say why they were in lockdown”.
Another described being stuck in ambulatory care.
“Police did not find any evidence to substantiate the threat,” the Police spokeswoman said.
No one has been or was taken into custody over the phone call.
The Hospital reopened just after 4.30pm. Further enquiries are being made.
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