Hospital enacts security plan after threat

Published Sep 14, 2018 at 4:15pm

Rome Memorial Hospital enacted its emergency preparedness plan this afternoon due to a security threat, according to Scott Gwilt, public relations specialist for the hospital. Gwilt said the hospital enacted its emergency plan and implemented security protocols to screen all visitors entering the building out of caution because of a “credible security threat from an individual.”

As of 3:55 p.m., Gwilt said law enforcement determined the individual involved was no longer a threat and normal operations resumed. The Sheriff’s Office was assisting in the investigation. According to Rome Police Detective Commander James Boyer, no arrests have been made in the incident and no charges will be filed.