Get BlazeTV

Lockdown Over After Man Walks Into Southern Calif. Hospital Claiming to Have a Bomb

A two-hour bomb scare ended late Thursday morning at a Southern California hospital after no explosives were found on a man who walked into the emergency room claiming to have a bomb.

Emergency room staff at Loma Linda University Medical Center could see exposed wires on the man, so they used a portable x-ray machine to scan the device and determined it looked like a bomb, the Riverside, Calif. Press-Enterprise reported. It was not clear where on the man's body the device was located.

The local bomb squad took the man and the device to a hospital parking garage to conduct their own examination, the newspaper reported. When no explosives were found, sheriff's deputies lifted the blockade around the emergency room.

The man, described as a Hispanic adult in his 50s, was taken for a psychiatric evaluation.

Loma Linda is approximately 60 miles east of Los Angeles.

This post has been updated since it was first published.

One last thing…
Watch TheBlaze live and on demand on any device, anywhere, anytime.
try premium
Exclusive video
All Videos
Watch BlazeTV on your favorite device, anytime, anywhere.
Subscribe Now
Daily News Highlights

Get the news that matters most delivered directly to your inbox.