Local law enforcement converges on Hoboken hospital to investigate unfounded bomb threat


Local law enforcement converged on the Hoboken University Medical Center this afternoon to investigate a bomb threat made over a pay phone, though Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante said the threat turned out to be unfounded.

Located at 308 Willow Ave., around a dozen surrounding streets were closed off as HCV arrived at the scene just before 4 p.m.

Agencies that responded to the incident included the Hoboken and Jersey City Police Departments, the Hoboken Fire Department, the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corp, and the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office.

In particular, Jersey City provided a considerable amount of aid, with a K-9 unit, their bomb squad, and emergency services unit all present in the Mile Square City.

Ferrante tweeted about a half hour ago that the K-9 search of the hospital was negative, allowing lockdown to be lifted and streets to be reopened.

Additionally, Hoboken police detectives are actively looking into leads to determine who called in the threat.

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