Patient threatens to blow up Shreveport hospital over pain meds; no bomb found

A bomb threat was reported at CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center in Shreveport, La. on Wednesday,...
A bomb threat was reported at CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center in Shreveport, La. on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. The threat was determined to not be credible.(KSLA)
Published: Jun. 1, 2022 at 2:05 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Emergency crews responded to reports of a bomb threat at a Shreveport hospital Wednesday afternoon (June 1).

Officials with the Shreveport Police Department say the call first went out around 12:30 p.m. at CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center in the 1400 block of E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop. Police say a patient showed up at the facility upset that he couldn’t get more pain medication. He then reportedly threatened to blow up the facility, saying he had a bomb in his backpack.

Police were called and confiscated the backpack. No bomb was found.

The patient is in custody and being questioned. A mental evaluation will likely be performed before any charges are potentially filed.

This is a developing situation. We will update this story as we learn more.

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