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.