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BREAKING: Police Respond to Threat at Newark South Ward Hospital


Newark Police and The Essex County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit are on the scene investigating reports of a threat at a hospital in the city's South Ward at this time. 

According to a preliminary investigation, police were notified of a threat phoned in at the Beth Israel Hospital located 201 Lyons Avenue around 12:40 p.m. 

Initial reports say the caller stated the suspicious devices were inside the hospital and that the individual would injure people in the building. 

There is a search underway at the hospital but as of 1:05 p.m., there were no suspicious devices located. 

The search continues and no injuries have been reported. 

UPDATE 1:40 p.m.: Determined to be a hoax and unfounded.