Stoughton hospital up and running after evacuation

January 17, 2010 9:04:21 PM PST
Stoughton Hospital evacuated 18 patients Sunday after receiving numerous bomb threats over the last 24 hours.The first threat came in about 8 p.m. Saturday, but Stoughton police and Dane County sheriff's officials found nothing.

Hospital officials say they received more threats by phone on Sunday, so at about noon they evacuated 16 patients to Skaalen Sunset Home and two patients to Madison hospitals.

Once authorities deemed the building was secure, patients began returning to the hospital about 3:30 p.m.

Authorities planned to release more information late Sunday afternoon.