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A SWAT team in downtown Chicago has been set up on a ‘phone threat,’ police say

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A Chicago hospital was on hold for several hours and a SWAT team was deployed after the hospital was threatened over the phone, according to Chicago police.

The threat struck Northwestern Hospital, located in downtown Streeterville, about 8:40 p.m. Sunday night. A SWAT team was set up a short time later.

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A SWAT team was called to Northwestern Hospital in Chicago following the phone threat, according to Chicago police.
(WFLD Fox 32 Chicago)

The video, captured by Fox 32 Chicago, shows dozens of officers storming the hospital’s Feinberg Pavilion. Some officers were seen carrying large shields.

Just before 10:30 pm local time, the hospital complained about the incident, saying it was under arrest for an “Armed Intruder alert.” The hospital confirmed there was no strong threat and normal operations resumed.

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Chicago police told Fox News Digital a search of the hospital had been conducted, and there were no threats.

A SWAT team in downtown Chicago has been set up on a ‘phone threat,’ police say

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