A bomb threat was received Friday at the construction site for the new Marquette General Hospital.
Marquette City Police say they were called at 10:25 Friday morning after workers found the anonymous threat at the work site.
The property was evacuated, the perimeter was secured, and the Marquette Police Explosives K-9 Unit was deployed.
The building was searched and nothing was found, and workers were allowed to get back to work at the construction site.
UP Health System Regional Director of Marketing and Business Development Victor Harrington gave the following statement.
“On Friday morning, August 24, an anonymous bomb threat was found on the premise of the new UP Health System – Marquette campus, which is still under construction. The project managers and contractors on site responded immediately and appropriately to evacuate everyone from the premise and notify the appropriate authorities.
At this time, Marquette City Police are investigating the threat and working to secure the premise. 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.”