BOSTON — Police have launched an investigation after another bomb threat was made against Boston Children’s Hospital on Friday.
Officers responded to the hospital after staff called the Boston Police Department to report that they had received a threat, according to law enforcement officials.
A hospital spokesperson confirmed that there was no bomb found on site and condemned the “extremist behavior.”
In a statement, the spokesperson said, “We are working to understand the full details of this situation, however, any threats of violence against our employees, doctors, or patients – and the hate speech that is inciting these types of acts – must be fully dealt with by law enforcement. We are deeply relieved there was no bomb found on site, but this type of extremist behavior must end, and we condemn it in the strongest terms. We are working with local, state, and federal law enforcement authorities and outside experts to hold accountable the individuals threatening our providers and patients. The safety and security of our staff, our patients, and their families remain our top priority and we have put in place additional security measures to continue our lifesaving healthcare. We will do everything we can to ensure our people are protected and that those responsible for these threats are brought to justice.”
This incident comes just days after a previous bomb threat prompted a lockdown at the hospital.
On Tuesday, Aug. 30, a bomb squad was called in to sweep the healthcare facility. People were kept away from the premises for more than an hour and those inside were told to shelter in place.
The hospital has been the target of an array of threats against their transgender care programs in recent weeks.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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