Person arrested for phone call reporting false threat to Escanaba hospital

(OSF St. Francis Hospital)
Published: Mar. 29, 2023 at 6:14 PM EDT
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ESCANABA, Mich. (WLUC) - A subject is facing criminal charges after calling in a false report of danger that put OSF Hospital staff on high alert.

Escanaba Department of Public Safety responded to the hospital for a report of a male subject hiding near the emergency room entrance with a rifle.

Officers made contact with the subject and discovered there we no firearms present at the location.

The hospital was in a short lockdown but was lifted as soon as dispatchers determined there was no longer a threat.