News headline from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department:
At around 9:15 a.m. on May 3rd, Sheriff’s Dispatch received a request for assistance from Security at the Loma Linda University Medical Center emergency room for a male subject who stated he had an explosive device.
Deputies and detectives from the Sheriff’s Arson and Bomb Division responded to the call.
When they arrived at the emergency room, they were directed to a Hispanic male, later identified as Nick Huerta, 44, a transient of San Bernardino, who had come into the emergency room for treatment and told the hospital staff he was carrying an bomb.
The emergency room was evacuated while a search was conducted. Huerta was cooperative with law enforcement and was taken outside to a parking structure.
Investigators confirmed there was a suspicious object, which was recovered from the patient and deemed to be non-explosive.
The suspect was admitted to the hospital for additional medical care and released from the hospital the next morning.
Huerta was then taken into custody by detectives and transported to West Valley Detention Center, where he was booked for making a false bomb threat.
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Sunday, May 6, 2012
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