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Decorah hospital briefly locked down Friday

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DECORAH (KWWL) -

A hospital in Decorah was briefly locked down Friday afternoon in response to a "potential safety threat."

Officials at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah said the hospital was locked down for about an hour beginning at 3:45 p.m. Friday.

They noted they can't provide more information about the lock down due to "confidentiality laws," but said they worked closely with police to maintain the safety of patients, visitors and staff.

No injuries were reported and the situation was resolved.

During the lock down, all emergency response care remained available, according to officials.  

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