Suspicious Package Found at Mt. Carmel West Deemed Not Dangerous

COLUMBUS, Ohio (24-7 News)--A suspicious package found Monday at Mount Carmel West hospital was deemed not dangerous by responding firefighters.

According to reports, someone dropped a bag off at the emergency room of Mount Carmel West and told nurses it contained a dangerous powder.

The bomb squad and Hazmat team were then called in to investigate, and later determined the bag did not have anything dangerous inside it.

Authorities at Mount Carmel released a statement, saying the individual who dropped off the bag had been detained by police for questioning.

Hospital and fire officials did not issue an evacuation of the facility as a result.

(photo courtesy ABC-6)

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