*UPDATE* OPP Investigate bomb threat at Carleton Place Hospital

Carleton Place hospital.
Posted on: May 8, 2017

Jane Hobson
editorial@pdgmedia.ca

**UPDATE**

(TOWN OF CARLETON PLACE, ON) – Officers from the Crime Unit of the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continue to investigate a Bomb Threat targeting the Carleton Place Hospital on Lake Avenue East in the Town of Carleton Place.

Officers from the Lanark County Detachment assisted by members of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) responded to the call at 06:48am on Monday 8th May 2017. The hospital was secured and the scene contained until 12:21pm that day.

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Regular services resume at Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital

The Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) website says the OPP has concluded its investigation and regular services are resuming at the hospital.   Just before 7 a.m. this morning, police were alerted to an incident at the hospital. Emergency services were on site all morning and the public was asked to stay away from the hospital. OPP has determined that services can now resume. According to the website, Mary Wilson Trider, President and CEO of CPDMH says “We want to thank the OPP and emergency services personnel for their excellent response to this incident… We also want to thank our staff for their commitment to caring for our patients.”

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There is an active situation at the Carleton Place hospital at this time and there is only limited information to share.

Lanark County OPP confirm that just after 7 a.m., police were alerted to an incident at the hospital and emergency services are now on site. The public is asked to stay away from the hospital and appointments today will be rescheduled.

Staff at the hospital told Hometown News they cannot provide any further details right now. The public is asked to stay away from the area.

Hometown News will update the story as details become available.