Man arraigned on charges for alleged bomb threat on Buffalo hospital

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Genesee County man has been arraigned on two charges in connection to allegedly making a bomb threat to Buffalo General Medical Center in March, the Erie County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday.

31-year-old Lordseth Phoenix, of Corfu, is accused of falsely reporting in a 911 call on the morning of March 17 that an explosive device would be placed in the parking garage of the hospital.

The hospital was searched, cleared and no bomb was found.

Phoenix is charged with one count of second-degree falsely reporting an incident and one count of making a threat of mass harm. If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison.

He was released on his own recognizance and will return to court on May 28.

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