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Bomb Squads Roll out to Two Salem LocationsSalem-News.com
Residents should stay clear of Roth's IGA on Lancaster and Salem Hospital
(SALEM) - Local area police are on the scene of two suspected suspicious devices in Salem. Information is scarce, but both Salem and State Police bomb squads have been deployed according to Salem Police.
One of the locations is the Roth's IGA store at 702 Lancaster Drive NE in Salem. State Police troopers are on the scene at this local grocery store.
The other location is Salem Hospital at 665 Winter Street SE, where Salem officers have deployed one of their bomb teams. Lobbies are staffed at the hospital to answer questions.
All entrances and exits at Salem Hospital are guarded and anyone carrying a bag will have their bag searched.
The hospital is canceling all elective appointments for the remainder of the day. All patients who are here will be seen. The cancellation is to minimize traffic on campus until the situation is resolved.
The Family Birth Center will continue to accept women for birth services.
Urgent Care and the Emergency Department are both open and ready to take anyone who needs their services.
Police remain on the scene at both locations. With Salem's four-alarm fire early this morning and the national terrorist alert raised to red after a plot exposed in the United Kingdom, law enforcement officials are tense.
We'll have more information as it develops.
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