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Salem VA Medical Center threat alert message under investigation

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SALEM (WSLS 10) - People called WSLS 10 around 10:15 Tuesday morning after receiving an alert about a threat at the Salem VA Medical Center.

The Salem VA says it is not sure why the alert went out, but it is being investigated.

"There was an erroneous active shooter alert which went out to multiple VA facilities but it was nullified. At no time was there an active threat at the Salem VAMC campus or any of its buildings.  Salem VAMC employees were notified that the alert was erroneous and the reason for the alert being triggered is under investigation," said Ann Benois, a Salem VA Medical Center spokeswoman.

At about 10:45 a.m. another alert went out saying the threat was a glitch in the system.