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Person of interest held in Marshall Co. bomb threat case

Cullman County evacuation (Source: Youtube) Cullman County evacuation (Source: Youtube)
ARAB, AL (WAFF) -

Police in Boaz and Arab searched two hospitals after they received bomb threats Sunday night.

Boaz Police said Marshall Medical Center South and North were placed under lockdown around 9 p.m. and firemen were called to the facilities as a precaution. None of the facilities were evacuated.

Authorities urged everyone to stay away from the hospitals until they were cleared.

No explosive devices were found.

Cullman Regional Medical Center was evacuated Sunday night after they also received bomb threats. The Cullman County Sheriff said an escaped Arab inmate, Jeremy Lewayne Lang, was arrested in connection with the threats.

Lang is said to be a person of interest for making bomb threats at the three north Alabama hospitals.

Investigators are looking into the possibility Lang made those threats after he escaped from the Arab Police Department Sunday night.

Investigators said someone called in bomb threats to Marshall Medical Centers - North and South - as well as Cullman Regional Medical Center. That hospital had to be evacuated. Patients were taken to the Cullman Civic Center as a precaution.

The other two hospitals were placed on temporary lockdown.

Lang is being held on unrelated felony arson charges in Cullman County, so the decision was to hold him there as they try to sort out the situation involving all the agencies.

Authorities said it was some time after Lang escaped from the city jail that a call was made to the 911 Center of Marshall County that bombs were going to be set off 45 minutes later at the three hospitals. 911 center officials immediately notified the different agencies of the claim.

Meanwhile, authorities said they continued their search for Lang, who was believed to be in search of an ex-girlfriend to possibly do her harm.

Just before midnight the hospitals were given the all clear.

A short time after that, Lang was in custody.

"We contacted Cullman County and once again we put out the BOLO once he left our facility to Cullman County, and they did a roadblock in the area of 1805, and they picked him up on that roadblock," said Assistant Chief Shane Washburn with Arab Police.

Boaz Police Chief Terry Davis said the different agencies will soon get together to discuss the evidence and see if charges can be filed. 

Authorities said Jeremy Lang is a person of interest for making bomb threats at three north Alabama hospitals.

Investigators are looking into the possibility Lang made those threats after he escaped from the Arab Police Department Sunday night.

Investigators said someone called in bomb threats to Marshall Medical Centers - North and South - as well as Cullman Regional Medical Center. That hospital had to be evacuated. Patients were taken to the Cullman Civic Center as a precaution.

The other two hospitals were placed on temporary lockdown.

Lang is being held on unrelated felony arson charges in Cullman County, so the decision was to hold him there as they try to sort out the situation involving all the agencies.

Authorities said it was some time after Lang escaped from the city jail that a call was made to the 911 Center of Marshall County that bombs were going to be set off 45 minutes later at the three hospitals. 911 center officials immediately notified the different agencies of the claim.

Meanwhile, authorities said they continued their search for Lang, who was believed to be in search of an ex-girlfriend to possibly do her harm.

Just before midnight the hospitals were given the all clear.

A short time after that, Lang was in custody.

"We contacted Cullman County and once again we put out the BOLO once he left our facility to Cullman County, and they did a roadblock in the area of 1805, and they picked him up on that roadblock," said Assistant Chief Shane Washburn with Arab Police.

Boaz Police Chief Terry Davis said the different agencies will soon get together to discuss the evidence and see if charges can be filed.

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