UPHS-Marquette evacuated for bomb threat

MARQUETTE — On Friday, August 24th at 10:25 A.M., the Marquette Police Department investigated a reported bomb threat at Upper Peninsula Health System’s new hospital site.

Upon receiving the threat, the property was evacuated and the perimeter was secured. Marquette Police Explosives K–9 Unit was deployed and the building was searched. No explosive devices were located at the work site, and work resumed after the search.

Victor Harrington, Regional Director of Marketing and Business Development for UPHS released a statement, saying, “The safety of our people and community is our top priority. We are grateful for the swift evacuation of our people and contractors working on the construction site, as well as for the swift response of our police departments and emergency responders.”

The threat is still under investigation at this time.