Sacred Heart back open after potential explosive investigation

3 hours ago

Posted: January 4, 2023 4:01 PM

Updated: January 4, 2023 6:14 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. — Sacred Heart Medical Center’s emergency room is back open after an investigation into a potentially explosive device found on a patient.

Providence said a patient who was flown to the hospital for treatment was found to have explosive materials on them.

Providence security, Spokane Police, and Spokane firefighters contained the situation and secured the area. Some patients were temporarily taken to other hospitals during the incident.

W. 8th Avenue is back open, and all hospital operations have since returned to normal. The Children’s Hospital and patient care were not affected.

Spokane Police are investigating this incident.