Pennsylvania Hospital Receives Fake Bomb Threat

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A bomb threat that turned out to be a hoax was called in to Harrisburg Hospital on Jan. 17. The State Police bomb squad discovered a device in a hospital bathroom, but it was not a real explosive.

Richard Roy was arrested for planting the fake device and calling in the threat, CBS 21 News reports. He made the call from the second story of the hospital’s parking garage. The hospital went to “condition orange” during the incident, and all personnel and patients 300 feet below and above the fake bomb were evacuated.

Police X-rayed the device and determined that it was not real. The hospital resumed normal operations shortly thereafter.

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