Police clear scene at Fredericton hospital after threat made against facility

Police are on scene at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton on Jan. 24, 2022. Nathalie Sturgeon/Global News

There was a heavy police presence at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton on Monday evening, after a threat was made against the facility.

Fredericton Police Force said they responded to the call at around 5:30 p.m., and asked the public to stay away from the area.

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“Police, along with staff, carried out a thorough search of the premises,” police wrote in a statement just after 8 p.m.

“The investigation determined there was no immediate threat. The investigation into the origins of the threats is ongoing.”

In a statement, Nicole Tupper, executive director for Horizon’s Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, said the facility was put in a temporary Code Black because of the incident.

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“After a thorough search was conducted, it was determined there was no threat at Horizon’s Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital and the Code Black was lifted at 8 p.m. with normal operations resuming,” she said in the statement. “Inpatient care was not affected during this time, however some non-urgent Emergency Department patients were advised to leave the department to minimize foot traffic.”

Anyone with information is asked to call (506) 460-2300 or submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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