☷Rhode Island Man Arrested for Allegedly Calling in Bomb Threat to Yale New Haven Hospital
Federal Bureau of Investigation ( By Press Release office)
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Rhode Island Man Arrested for Allegedly Calling in Bomb Threat to Yale New Haven Hospital Leonard C Boyle , United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut , and David Sundberg , Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation , today announced that ALEXANDER BRADLEY , 42 , most recently residing in Cranston , Rhode Island , was arrested yesterday on a federal criminal complaint charging him with threatening to bomb the Yale New Haven Hospital . As alleged in court documents and statements made in court , on May 9 , 2021 , Bradley called the Yale University Health Clinic , spoke to a nurse and asked if had reached the Yale New Haven Hospital . When informed that he had not , Bradley , who refused to give his name , complained that he had been denied care at the Yale New Haven Hospital and stated that he was going to bomb the hospital . Approximately 30 minutes later , Bradley anonymously called the Yale New Haven Hospital and stated that he had placed a pressure cooker containing a bomb outside of the building . It is further alleged that the bomb threat disrupted hospital operations and required a significant response from the New Haven Police Department , Yale Police Department and Yale New Haven Protective Service . Investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Joint Terrorism Task Force subsequently determined that the phone number used to make the threats was linked to Bradley . The investigation revealed that , less than three weeks after he made the bomb threat to Yale New Haven Hospital , he contacted a CVS pharmacy in Cranston , Rhode Island , and said that he was going to “shoot up” and “blow up” a hospital . Bradley appeared yesterday before U . S . Magistrate Judge Robert A . Richardson in Hartford and was released on an $25 , 000 bond into the custody of a third - party custodian . As conditions of his release , Bradley is subject to location monitoring and must attend drug and mental health treatment . The complaint charges Bradley with conveying false information about explosives , and false information and hoaxes . If convicted of the offenses , Bradley faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 15 years . U . S . Attorney Boyle stressed that a complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt . Charges are only allegations and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt . This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Joint Terrorism Task Force – WMD and Bomb Squad . The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U . S . Attorneys Margaret Donovan and Reed Durham .
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