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Vidant bomb threat suspect heads to court

GREENVILLE, Pitt County - A woman arrested for calling in a bomb threat to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville was in court Monday.

Suzanna Roberts, 38 of Ayden, was arrested after calling 911 and suggesting a bomb threat on Saturday, according to the Pitt County Detention Center. Roberts is currently being held under a $25,000 bond.

During her court hearing, she said she had a son who was at patient at Vidant. It was unclear why she made the threat. No bomb was found.

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Vidant Company police have completed their search of Vidant Medical Center with no threat found, according to Amy Holcombe, a spokesperson for Vidant.

Vidant Medical Center is no longer limiting visitation and all clinical operations remain fully operational.

"We appreciate everyone's cooperation as we worked to ensure the safety of our team members, patients and visitors," said Holcombe in a statement.

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Vidant Medical Center is currently limiting visitation due to a Pitt County 911 call that suggested a bomb threat to a local hospital.

"We are taking an abundance of caution to ensure safety of our team members, patients and visitors," said Amy Holcombe, a hospital spokesperson. "We are currently conducting an active search."

Holcombe says the hospital was never on lock down and all all clinical operations are fully operational.


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