Police: Caller threatened Salem hospital, staff

SALEM, Ore. -- Salem police say they're investigating a phone threat against Salem Hospital and its staff, which has led to increased security measures.

The hospital returned to normal operations on Wednesday after police determined the threat level had diminished. Police will still be visibly present on campus.

Police spokesman Lt. Dave Okada says a man called the hospital Tuesday morning threatening to bring a firearm to the hospital and use it against the staff.

Okada said the phone call was anonymous. He said police have not made an arrest.

Hospital officials said additional security procedures were put in place, and officers are stationed at the facility.

The spokesman said the hospital remains open to patients.