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After Mt. Sinai recieved threChicago Police surrounded hospital. Thursday July 10 2014 | Brian Jackson/ Sun-Times

After Mt. Sinai recieved a threat, the Chicago Police surrounded the hospital. Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Brian Jackson/ Sun-Times

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Updated: July 10, 2014 2:56PM

After nearly four hours, a lockdown at Mount Sinai Hospital prompted by a threatening phone call has been lifted.

Officers responded to the hospital at 1500 S. Fairfield Ave. about 10:25 a.m. after someone made a phone calling threatening the hospital, according to police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic.

But as of 2:25 p.m., the lockdown at Mount Sinai has been lifted, police confirmed, though no further details were released.

Police and hospital spokespeople declined to say what the alleged threat was.

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