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Man makes threatening phone call to Mercy

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- Forty-nine-year-old James Moore was arrested Friday morning outside of Mercy Medical Center for making a threatening phone call to the hospital.

Hospital officials said that someone called into Mercy claiming that he was armed and that he was going to hurt people.

Police said Moore was seeking help and the phone call eventually turned into threats.  After the call was made, hospital managers were told to secure their units until further notice.

Moore was inside the hospital when he made the call and police arrested him outside the emergency room entrance.  No weapons were found.  Police say Moore will undergo a psychiatric evaluation and will not be charged.

Hospital managers returned their units back to normal only a half hour after the phone call.

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