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Advisory to shelter in place at UNMC and Bellevue Medical Center lifted

Posted at 9:07 PM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-03 16:31:56-04

9:50 p.m. Friday update: Nebraska Medicine posted on social media: We received a threat and investigated thoroughly. We have not been able to substantiate the threat as of this time. Security remains on hand out of abundance of caution. We are resuming normal operations.

Nebraska Medicine tweeted the following update Saturday:

9:30 p.m. update: The advisory to shelter in place on the UNMC/Nebraska Medicine and Bellevue Medical Center campuses has been lifted. Security will remain on site and continue to closely monitor the situation.

Omaha police say there was no active scene and no immediate threat. Officers will remain on scene to ensure everyone's safety.

Original story:

Nebraska Medicine security is advising the public to avoid the area around the UNMC campus. Nebraska Medicine received what is believed to be a credible threat stating an armed person was heading to campus.

All students and staff at UNMC and Bellevue Medical Center have been advised to shelter in place for the time being.

UNMC security and Omaha Police are on the scene.

Staff members and students associated with UNMC and Nebraska Medicine received this alert: