‘Credible threat’ leads to 90-minute lockdown at Durham VA Hospital, officials say

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – The Durham VA Hospital has reopened after a “credible external threat” led to a lockdown Wednesday afternoon, spokesperson Yves-Marie Applewhite said.

The Durham VA Police Chief was notified of the threat by local law enforcement. The hospital was placed on full lockdown for about an hour and a half until the threat was investigated and cleared, Applewhite said.

“There were no injuries to our Veterans or employees,” Applewhite said.

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