PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A bomb threat forced the evacuation of Spectrum Health on Merrill Road Thursday morning.
Police say an individual called the facility at 10:10 a.m. saying there was a bomb in the building was would explode 10 minutes later.
Police, fire, and paramedics responded and performed a search of the building.
"We received a call for a bomb threat at this establishment today. Upon arrival staff already had everybody evacuated from the building. At that time, staff, Pittsfield Police Department, and the Pittsfield Fire Department did a thorough search of the premise and did not locate any device," Lt. Thomas Dawley said.
Approximately 25 to 30 people were temporarily forced out of the building at the time. First responders staged on Laurel Street and at about 10:40 were let back into the building after the search was completed.
"We are trying to locate where the call originated from. At this time we don't know where it came from but we do have investigators on it," Dawley said.
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