VERNON, TX (KAUZ) - Employees have confirmed to Newschannel 6 the lockdown at the North Texas State Hospital in Vernon was lifted around 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening.
Officials said nothing was found. The NTSH campus went on lockdown Tuesday afternoon.
Officials confirmed the lockdown was implemented after the campus received a bomb threat around 2:10 p.m.
The bomb threat was called in by a phone number not connected to the state hospital. The caller said three bombs were inside the building and they would detonate at 4:00 p.m.
The Vernon Police Department and Vernon Fire Department were called in to search the campus.
Employees were notified through an emergency alert system and were told to stay in place.