TROY, Mo. – Authorities in Troy, Missouri evacuated Mercy Hospital in Lincoln County after receiving a report of a bomb threat. One person was taken into custody.
According to Officer Jon Alfaro, a Troy Police spokesman, the report was made around 5:20 p.m.
The hospital was evacuated out of an overabundance of caution. Approximately 75 people were at the hospital, more staff than patients.
Troy Police and the St. Charles County Bomb Squad partnered in the investigation. The St. Charles County K9 conducted a search of the hospital and did not locate any threats, Alfaro said.
Troy Police were given the name of the individual who made the threat and this person’s location. Troy authorities contacted the St. Peters Police Department and the suspect was quickly located and taken into custody.
The individual is being held on suspicion of making terroristic threats. Formal charges have not yet been filed.
Part of the hospital was reopened around 7:10 p.m.