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Person of Interest in Custody After Bomb Threat at NY Hospital

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    Person of Interest in Custody After Bomb Threat at NY Hospital
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    Police have a person of interest in custody after an armed man entered Eastern Niagara Hospital in New York early Saturday demanding drugs and alleging to have a bomb.

    Police were interviewing a person of interest Saturday after an armed man entered a hospital outside of Niagara Falls, New York, claiming he had an explosive device, NBC News reported.

    Lockport police say a man entered Eastern Niagara Hospital early Saturday morning armed with two rifles and demanded drugs from staff. The suspect also claimed to have a bomb, according to authorities.

    Officers arrived within minutes, and the man fled on foot and dropped the two guns and a backpack in the hospital parking lot, police said.

    Hospital officials said in a statement that staff did provide the man with a "limited amount of drugs" and that no shots were fired inside the facility.

    Witnesses described the suspect as a white male with blonde hair, about 6 feet tall and in his early 20s.