Three Pittsburgh hospitals receive bomb threats

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Three Pittsburgh hospitals received bomb threats tonight.

A bomb threat was called in at about 10:30 p.m. to Allegheny General Hospital on the North Side and another was made at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Jefferson Hills, Allegheny Health Network spokesman Dan Laurent said.

Police and the hospitals are investigating the calls, Mr. Laurent said. The facilities are being swept and have not been evacuated, he said.

"So far, we've found nothing of concern," he said, adding the hospitals received the exact same threat.

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in Lawrenceville received a call at 8:55 p.m. claiming that a bomb on the sixth floor would detonate within two hours, public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.

The hospital was not evacuated, and Pittsburgh police deemed the hospital safe by 11:30 p.m., Ms. Toler said. A UPMC spokesperson was unavailable for comment.


Lexi Belculfine: lbelculfine@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1878. Twitter: @LexiBelc. First Published May 19, 2014 10:54 PM


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