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Surgery Center of Quincy locked down after bomb threat — 4 insights

Quincy, Ill.-based Blessing Hospital locked down its entire complex, including the Surgery Center of Quincy, after an unidentified party made a bomb threat, the Herald-Whig reports.

Here's what you should know.

1. Quincy police were dispatched to the hospital the morning of May 21 after being notified of the bomb threat. They later determined the threat was fake and worked on clearing the entire complex.

2. The lockdown applied to the Child Care Center, Blessing Health Center, Blessing Business Center, Blessing Education Center, Wellness Center, Hospice, Sleep Center, Surgery Center of Quincy and 1107 College.

3. Patients were allowed to leave the hospital, but not allowed to enter during the lockdown. Blessing still accepted emergency patients, but implemented a search protocol.

4. The hospital remained on lockdown until 12:48 p.m. May 21.

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