Woman Charged with Bomb Threat Against Boston Children’s Hospital
The bomb threat came shortly after a harassment campaign by far-right activists over the hospital’s transgender medical procedures.
Boston, Massachusetts — Catherine Leavy, 37, has been charged with one count of explosive materials – willfully making a false bomb threat against Boston Children’s Hospital.
The bomb threat was phoned in to the hospital on August 30 and was traced to a T-Mobile account owned by Leavy, reports ABC News. She was arrested Thursday.
Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins said that during the threatening call, the woman said, “There is a bomb on the way to the hospital, you better evacuate everybody, you sickos.” The threat prompted an immediate lockdown of Boston Children’s.
Staff and clinicians at Boston Children’s said the harassment, which began in mid-August, included aggressive calls, emails, social media posts, and death threats.
It’s not clear if Leavy’s alleged threats against the hospital were related to the earlier harassment campaign.
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