SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) — The Salt Lake City Police Department has confirmed that the suspicious item found near the University of Utah Hospital does not pose any threat.

No injuries have been reported.

An unattended bag was found in the vicinity of the hospital around 4 p.m. and law enforcement was notified, according to a statement from the hospital. The Hazardous Devices Unit from University Police deployed a bomb-sniffing dog which responded to the item, leading authorities to secure the area and issue a hospital emergency code. Hospital crews worked to relocate patients to a more secure area.

An X-ray device revealed the package was safe around 6:45 p.m. The facility resumed operation as normal shortly after.

“This issue, though urgent, was handled confidently and effectively by staff and by our law enforcement partners,” said Dan Lundergan, CEO of the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. “The safety of our patients and team members is our priority, and they were front and center in all of our decision-making this evening. I’m relieved this [was] resolved without incident, and I’m incredibly grateful to our teams, to our law enforcement partners, and to all those involved in supporting our hospital this evening.”

ORIGINAL STORY: University of Utah Hospital receives potential bomb threat, no danger to public at this time

Nov 15, 2022 / 05:29 PM MST

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) — The University of Utah Hospital alerted the public of a potential bomb threat they received around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The hospital is currently working with a bomb squad from the Salt Lake City Police Department to investigate the threat.

SLCPD said there is no threat to the public at this time and no major impact on university operations.

“We are continuing to secure the impacted area and we are prioritizing the safety of our team members and patients,” the hospital said on Twitter.

The front of the hospital near 100 Mario Capecchi Drive is closed, and the public is asked to avoid the area.

This is a developing story. Check back as more information becomes available.