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Man turns himself in after threat made to Henderson Co. hospital

Published: Jun. 8, 2022 at 6:33 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 9, 2022 at 4:05 PM EDT
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HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Hendersonville Police Department said a man turned himself in after he made a threatening phone call to a hospital practice.

Police say on Wednesday, June 8, the Pardee Health Medical Office Building (MOB), located on North Justice Street, and additional buildings were placed on lockdown after receiving the threatening phone call at 12:08 p.m.

The lockdown was extended to the Cancer Center located within the Health Sciences Center adjacent to the MOB, as well as the main hospital campus on Justice Street, according to hospital officials.

The hospital released this statement regarding the situation:

All patients and staff are safe. Law enforcement was on scene immediately and indicated that there was no further threat. At 2:00 pm, the lockdown was lifted for the main hospital campus. A precautionary lockdown remains in place for MOB and the Cancer Center. It will be lifted by end of business today.

Pardee Hospital

According to officers, 54-year-old Brant Goodwin Stephens was charged with communicating threats.

Stephens turned himself in on Thursday.