Lockdown lifted at St. Anthony's Hospital in Lakewood; police search finds no bomb threat

LAKEWOOD, Colo. - A lockdown has been lifted at St. Anthony's Hospital in Lakewood on Thursday afternoon after a telephone bomb threat, authorities said.

Lakewood Police found no threat during a search of the hospital, and the lockdown was lifted about 2:50 p.m., St. Anthony's said via Twitter.

Hospital officials alerted police after a caller made the bomb threat about 12:45 p.m., said Steve Davis, spokesman for the Lakewood Police Department.

During the lockdown, it remained business as usual inside the hospital, said Sharon Burnette, a spokeswoman for Centura, the hospital's parent company. However, because of the lockdown, people coming to the hospital cannot enter and people inside cannot leave.

At 2 p.m., San Anthony's said via Twitter that hospital staff with identification badges were being allow into the hospital. No one was being allowed to exit the building.

During the lockdown, members of the public arriving at the hospital were directed to other medical facilities, Burnette said.