Police are investigating bomb threats phoned in to an east Macon hospital and school Friday afternoon.

Investigators believe the threats are related because the two sites, Coliseum Hospital and the Appling Middle School are about 2 miles apart and the threats were phoned in within about 22 minutes.

Macon-Bibb fire officials searchedColiseum Hospital after a bomb threat but found nothing.

That's according to hospital spokeswoman Robin Parker.

Parker said the call came from outside the hospital around 12:50 p.m., but could not be traced.

She reported around 1:30 that fire officials said that the building was clean. The search lasted less than an hour, she said.

Coliseum Drive was closed between Emery Highway and Interstate 16 during the search.

Macon police say the second threat was phoned in to Appling around 1:17 p.m.

A Macon-Bibb fire truck pulled away from the school around 2 p.m. and campus police officers on the scene declined comment.

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