Police say they received a call at 5.40pm on Thursday, 22nd March reporting that a man had made a threat towards Torbay Hospital.
The threat was treated seriously and armed response officers were deployed to the hospital to search for the man, described as in his 50s, around 6ft tall and with grey hair.
People in the area at the time report that armed police were present and searches were being carried out both inside and outside of the hospital.
Devon and Cornwall Police would like to reassure the community that the incident has been dealt with and local officers are investigating the allegation.
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