Plantation police officers investigate bomb threat at West Regional Medical Center

Man in emergency room claims to be terrorist, carry a bomb, police say


PLANTATION, Fla. – Plantation police officers were searching Tuesday for a man who is accused of threatening employees at the Westside Regional Medical Center.

Hospital employees told police officers that the man, who is about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 230 pounds, walked into the emergency room Thursday at 8201 W. Broward Blvd. 

Detective Philip Toman said the man told security guards that he was a terrorist and had a bomb. 

Surveillance video shows he was wearing black battle dress uniform pants, a red Ecko T-shirt and black shoes. He was carrying a blue backpack and a black bag with a shoulder strap.

Toman said he left the emergency room. Authorities were asking anyone with information to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

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