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Bomb Threat Disrupts Treatment

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On Wednesday, a bomb threat forced patients undergoing treatment to evacuate a Wichita Falls clinic.

Just after 6 p.m., first responders rushed to Fresenius Medical Care North Texas Dialysis Center were an unidentified person made a bomb threat.

 At the time of the threat, the center said it was treating around 20 patients.

The patients receiving treatment, were then forced out of the facility as a safety precaution.

Staff on hand assisted patients outside, by wheeling them out on wheelchairs.

Ron Rayhel, was at the center to receive treatment. He said, he was sleeping when the incident occurred, but then awakened to some terrible news.

"I was watching TV for a while, fell asleep while I was on the machine and they come in and said that there was a bomb scare and disconnected us,” said Rayhel.

Rayhel said, he along with other patients come to the dialysis center three times a week to get treatment and cannot believe someone would commit such a heinous crime.

“Crazy. Stupid. People are mean. There was a lot of older people in there that had to be taken care of,” said Rayhel.

Staff at the clinic told Newschannel 6 that following the scare they could not continue treating patients, because they were off machines for over 10 minutes.

Following the news, many patients left the clinic very frustrated as they rely heavily on treatment for their health.

The Wichita Falls Fire Department said there are continuing to investigate this incident.

Jimmie Johnson, Newschannel 6