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Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation Near Mount Sinai Hospital

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Operations at Mount Sinai Hospital are “back to normal’’ after someone threatened to blow up a building housing physicians’ offices on the campus of the West Side hospital.

About 70 people were ordered to leave the building across the street from Mount Sinai Hospital at 9:34 a.m. Friday, according to police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

The building is located in the 1500 block of South Fairfield, across the street from the hospital, the officer said. The hospital is located at 15th Street and California Avenue.

Mount Sinai Hospital spokeswoman Dianne Hunter said hospital operations were “back to normal.’’

During the incident, the main hospital began receiving patients through the 15th Place door instead of the main entrance, according to Hunter.

They made the change because police were blocking off the area near the main entrance. Hunter said no one was hurt.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)