Updated 2:45 p.m.
MeritCare Media Relations and News will be updating communications at 3 p.m. today regarding the bomb threat at MeritCare Medical Center.
Members of the media should report to:
MeritCare Same Day Surgery
321 8th Ave. N.
Fargo (Across the street from the Roger Maris Cancer Center)
MeritCare Medical Center, 801 Broadway North, Fargo, received a bomb threat phone call at 11:35 a.m. The phone call activated our emergency command center. At this time, the bomb threat has not been substantiated.
We are currently taking all precautions necessary to assess the situation and ensure the safety of all patients and staff. We are currently in the process of closing down access to the hospital. All doors to MeritCare Medical Center are locked until the situation can be assessed. We are diverting ambulances, canceling elective procedures, closing retail services and clearing the hospital of visitors and unnecessary personnel.