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Bomb threat investigation in Cullman and Marshall Counties

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Sheriff Mike Rainey with Cullman county says investigators will continue to attempt a voice analysis to compare Jeremy Lang's voice to the caller on the 911 tapes who threatened to bomb three hospitals late Sunday night.

Sheriff Rainey has phone recordings from Rainey in the past. "What he says is he has placed a bomb in two hospitals in Marshall county and one in Cullman county which would be Cullman Regional Medical Center and they were set to go off in 45 minutes."

Patients were taken to the Civic Center in Cullman and were being treated while Lang was still on the loose until his former girlfriend called 911. Sheriff Rainey says Lang was on his way to kill her.

That's when deputies staked out her house and found him in the backseat of a small two door Pontiac car. Meantime, investigators gave the all clear that Cullman Regional Medical Center is safe as Lang continues to be questioned.

This is the second time in one week that the hospital has had a bomb threat.

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A bomb threat led to evacuation of three hospitals in Cullman and Marshall Counties over night. The threat was called into Marshall County 911, leading to the evacuations at Cullman Regional Medical Center and Marshall Medical Centers in Boaz and Guntersville.

"Room by room, hall by hall, trash can by trash can."

Cullman Police, Cullman County sheriff's deputies and a bomb sniffing dog.. paired up with Cullman Regional Medical Center's housekeeping staff to do an extensive search for a potential bomb.

"Anytime we receive a call like this, any type of threat, we follow through with procedures." Cullman County EMA director, Phyllis Little, says the bomb threat was received by Marshall County around 8 o'clock Sunday night regarding two hospitals there along with Cullman Regional Medical Center. "They had the hospital evacuated in 68 minutes."

Cullman Regional Medical center Employees and 55 patients.. Including Sarah Hoffman's mother, were sent to Woodland Health Center and the Cullman Civic Center. "She was scared to death, we didn't know what to do it was terrible."

Investigators gave the all clear that the locations were safe around 11 o'clock Sunday night after no bombs were found and paramedics in Cullman worked into the early morning hours to get patients transferred back to the hospital.

Cullman Paramedic, Michael McCurley says, "We've practiced on this before. You never think you're prepared for everything but with all the support and help from other agencies in surrounding counties, it really fell in place."

Chief Culpepper says "Someone could lose their life over this when you're transferring seriously ill people from multiple hospitals, this is deadly serious and we take it that way."

Chief Culpepper says there is a person of interest other law enforcement agencies want to talk with regarding the threat.

Mashall County authorities have not commented on the situation.

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