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ER evacuated due to bomb threat

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - One man is in police custody after police say he walked into the emergency room at NEA Baptist Hospital saying he had a bomb and wanted to kill himself. 

The ER was evacuated after a backpack was found outside with wires hanging out.  The man was detained and the bomb squad was called in from Little Rock. 

Just after 8:00 Monday night, the bomb squad dismantled whatever was in the bag.  It doesn't appear as though an explosive device was in the bag.  No one was injured in the incident. 

Only the emergency room at the hospital was evacuated.  All other patients remained inside their rooms during the incident.  As of Monday night, no charges have been filed against the suspect and police aren't releasing his name.

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