‘Miscommunication’ causes lockdown at Dublin Methodist Hospital

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DUBLIN, OH (WCMH) — A miscommunication about a possible threat caused Dublin Methodist Hospital to be locked down, Monday.

According to the Dublin Police Department, at about 12:21pm, police received a 911 call about a possible security issue at Dublin Methodist Hospital.

Police said the issue was quickly determined to be a miscommunication. Police searched the hospital out of an abundance of caution. According to police, there was never any emergency and there was no actual threat or danger to the public.

The hospital is now operating normally.

OhioHealth released the following statement:

“OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital leadership has been working with Dublin Police after a potential concern was raised in the community. As Dublin Police started their investigation, the emergency department at Dublin Methodist Hospital went into a brief lockdown.  As a result of the investigation, Dublin Police have determined that there never was a threat to Dublin Methodist Hospital, and the lockdown is no longer in place at the emergency department.  There was no disruption of service for patients or staff.”

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