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Authorities confirm threats made against hospital staff

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PERRY CO., IN (WFIE) -

In Perry County, there were rumors Thursday that Memorial Hospital was on lock down due to threats made against the hospital.

Friday, hospital administrators told 14 News there was no lock down, but Tell City police say officers are keeping a close watch on the building.

We still haven't received many details on this situation, but Tell City police have confirmed that threats have been made against some of the hospital's staff, though they say those threats were made indirectly.

Police say the threats were made by a hospital employee toward fellow employees, some time over the past week. Police aren't sure if that employee has been officially terminated, at this point, though they do say that person has been ordered to leave the hospital and not return.

Earlier Friday, the hospital released a brief statement saying they refuse to comment on 'personnel matters', though they and police both confirm officers are guarding the building and watching for suspicious activity.

"It was basically a threat made coming from the outside," Detective Alan Malone said. "There was no direct threat, but it was to some hospital staff. But it was not made directly, and that's why we're just trying to figure out what exactly is going on."

As mentioned before, both the police and hospital administrators are remaining tight-lipped on this matter. However, we will stay in contact with the Tell City Police Department and keep you updated, as we learn more.

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