May 01--The Toledo Correctional Institution has lifted its lockdown after investigating multiple anonymous threats officials say were made to the prison starting early today.
The telephone threats, which were made to "anyone who would answer" started at about 7 a.m. and continued until about 12:30 p.m., at which time the prison was locked down, said the prison's spokesman Meredith Rinna.
After authorities from the Ohio the Highway Patrol and Toledo police searched the premises and did not find anything to validate the threats, the lockdown was lifted at 6:45 p.m., she said.
Ms. Rinna declined to comment on the nature of the threats, citing an ongoing investigation. She described them as "general security threats."
All of the staff and inmates housed at the facility on East Central Avenue were accounted for prior to the search.
Ms. Rinna did not comment on whether the caller was a man or woman, again citing the ongoing investigation.
Security threats made to institution from about 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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