Visitors allowed after Cape Fear Valley Hospital threat

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A threat against staff members at Cape Fear Valley Hospital prompted a lockdown of the hospital on Sunday night.

Fayetteville police said they received calls of a suicidal person threatening himself and first responders near I-95. Another call was made to authorities just before 7:30 p.m. that the person was outside of the Cape Fear Valley Hospital and was making threats to harm medical workers.

The threat prompted the hospital to go into lockdown around 8 p.m. Shortly after 2 p.m. Monday, officials announced the lockdown had been lifted.

"Cape Fear Valley Health worked closely with the Fayetteville Police Department to ensure that our hospital campuses remain a safe place to work and receive care. With law enforcement clearance, we have removed the lockdown status, but continue to have an increased police and security presence in and around our campuses," the hospital said in a statement.

There have not been any arrests.
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