Man Arrested at Hospital after Allegedly Claiming to Have Bomb – Doug Kolk Reports

PANORAMA CITY, Calif. (KTLA) – A Panorama City hospital was evacuated and a man was arrested after a bomb scare Sunday evening, according to authorities.

The man walked into the lobby of the Mission Community Hospital at about 6:30 p.m. and allegedly declared publicly that he had a bomb, police said.

The man was taken into custody and a bomb squad examined the bag that he had been carrying.

“We were able to spit open the bag with a water cannon, utilized by the bomb squad’s robot. We investigated the contents and found out it was only clothing — there was no suspicious device in there,” said LAPD Captain Jeff Burt.

A total of 31 people had been evacuated in the incident.

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