Hospital wait prompts bomb threat

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - August 18, 2009

Police didn't immediately release details about the suspect's grandmother, but say 52-year-old John Herrick, of Erie, made the call from his cell phone at 11:16 p.m. Monday. They say Herrick claimed there was a bomb near a hospital exit, but police found nothing.

Police used information from cell phone towers to locate Herrick who was arrested on charges of making terroristic threats and risking a catastrophe early Tuesday.

He's in the Erie County Jail. Online court records don't list an attorney for Herrick.

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