Bomb threat called in to Mercy hospital

Mercy Hospital is our local Catholic Hospital. The Des Moines Register reports:

“Hospital employees at Mercy Medical Center were ordered to search their immediate area Tuesday afternoon when a bomb threat was called in to local dispatch.

Dispatch received a call at about 4:10 p.m. from a 911-only telephone. The caller said there was a bomb planted in the hospital at 1111 6th Ave. and that police had 20 minutes before it detonated.

No explosion occurred and Mercy’s public safety officers completed a thorough check of the building, according to police reports.

Police have not identified a suspect, though the call has been traced to somewhere in the 29th Street and High Street area.”

Huh? What does “no explosion occurred mean? There was a bomb, but it did not detonate? There was no bomb and, hence, no explosion?

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry was ordained in 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren.. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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