Bomb threat at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield not credible, fire captain confirms

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Police and fire officials were called to a hospital on Carew Street in Springfield after reports of a bomb threat Thursday evening. 

Captain Brian Tetreault of the Springfield Fire Department confirmed the report of a bomb threat at Mercy Medical Center and said it was first reported just before 7 p.m.

After investigating the threat, Springfield fire officials and police determined that the threat was “unsubstantiated.”

Captain Tetreault explained that “Mercy Medical security staff were alerted for a reported telephone bomb threat,” prompting a lockdown.

Mercy Medical Center is located at 271 Carew Street in Springfield. 

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