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Saratoga Hospital threat "unfounded"


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - The Saratoga Springs Police Department says a suspicious threat made to Saratoga Hospital was unfounded.

Police say they responded to the hospital at 9:57 a.m. Sunday for what at the time was being considered "suspicious activity." The hospital received vague second-hand information on a threat from an individual in Connecticut and went into lock-down mode for a brief time while police began interviewing hospital staff.

Law enforcement in Connecticut was contacted and they interviewed the suspect in question. Based on this information, the threat was determined to be unfounded.

Saratoga Hospital released the following statement on the threat: "We received second hand information regarding a vague threat toward the hospital. In response, we enacted standard policies aimed at heightening the security to safeguard our patients, visitors and staff. We notified and worked with local authorities and were at the heightened level for less than two hours."

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