Bomb Threat Leads to Evacuation at Saratoga Hospital

Peter, Flickr Creative Commons

One person is in custody

Update 5:18pm: Saratoga Springs Police arrested 31 year old Jonathan Gardner of Schenectady. Hospital staff says he threatened to have a bomb after being treated in the emergency room. He's charged with falsely reporting an incident. 

An area of Saratoga Hospital had to be evacuated Thursday morning when police received reports of a bomb threat. A K-9 unit was brought to the hospital and eventually cleared the scene of any threat. 

In a Facebook post Thursday, Saratoga Springs Police said they have one individual in custody and there is currently no threat to the public. 

The area was temporarily evacuated and then cleared by one of our explosive detection K-9 teams. One individual has been detained as a result of the investigation. There is no active threat to public safety at this time.

feature photo: Peter, Flickr Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0 DEED) Changes made: Resized, cropped

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