Evacuations at the 64 acre hospital complex continued through the noon hour. The all clear was given just before 1pm.
ECMC CEO Jody Lomeo issued this statement: “Shame on the person who made today’s cowardly threat that interrupted patient care and the healing process from yesterday’s incident. This is a despicable act, and we will do everything to find this person and prosecute him or her to the fullest extent of the law. Once again, the disaster prepardness team did an excellent job. I must also acknowledge the strength and dedication of our care providers and their commitment to our community. The community has been very supportive of ECMC during this difficult time. This is another example of Western New Yorkers taking care of Western New Yorkers. The events of the last 2 days will not deter us from what we do best: taking care of the patients of our community.”
Police say they've issued a nationwide alert to law enforcement agencies for Jorden, the trauma surgeon sought in connection with the hospital shooting death of his ex-girlfriend.
Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda said Thursday that authorities don't believe 49-year-old Timothy Jorden crossed the border into neighboring Ontario.
He says all vehicles registered to the former U.S. Army weapons specialist have been accounted for as police continue to search for him.
The search began Wednesday morning when 33-year-old Jacqueline Wisniewski was found shot to death in a stairwell at the Erie County Medical Center, where she and Jorden both worked.
Earlier Thursday, police dogs searched the ravine near Jorden's luxury lakeshore home. A neighbor had reported he heard a gunshot the day before.