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