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Roads, bridges reopened following bomb threat in Walker Co. (Updates, slideshow)

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Evacuation underway at Walker Baptist Medical Center after bomb threat Evacuation underway at Walker Baptist Medical Center after bomb threat

Update:

According to Alabama State Trooper Curtis Summerville, all roads and bridge have been reopened between Cullman and Walker Counties following today's bomb threat.

Update:
Information from Police Chief Connie Rowe:

The all clear has been given at the hospital. A preliminary sweep was done by police, and a secondary sweep was done by the Critical Incident Response Team. A total of three bomb dogs were involved.

Alabama state troopers are clearing the roads between Cullman and Walker County.

Police are following leads on suspects, but do not have any information available at this time.

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Walker Baptist Medical Center is being evacuated due to a bomb threat.

According to Regina Myers with the Walker County EMA, a bomb threat was called in to the hospital. The caller also said there is a bomb on a bridge on Highway 69. As a precaution, all bridges on Highway 69 are being closed by the fire department.

All non-critical patients are being taken to local churches.

Info on Walker Baptist Medical Center:
Walker Baptist Medical Center is a 267-bed acute care facility in Jasper, Alabama, with more than 600 employees. The hospital offers a comprehensive range of clinical services, including obstetrics/gynecology, orthopedics, emergency services, pain center and a Senior Care Unit, in addition to specialized medical and surgical care. Walker BMC joined the health ministry of Baptist Health System in 1995. Serving an area covering Walker, Winston, Marion and Fayette counties, Walker was the first hospital built in Alabama with all private rooms.

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