Police: man claiming to be terrorist at hospital at large

PLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) - Police said they are looking for a man who entered a Plantation hospital and claimed to be a terrorist.

According to Plantation Police, a white male entered the Westside Regional Center Emergency Room, on Thursday, and passed security at the entry door. When the man was stopped by security, he claimed to be a terrorist and that he had a bomb.

The man exited the ER and fled.

Police described the subject as anywhere between 30 to 40 years of age, 5 feet and 9 inches tall and weighing about 230 pounds. He was last seen wearing black BDU pants, a red T-shirt with “Ecko” on the front and carrying a royal blue backpack with another black bag with a shoulder strap.

However, this is not the most recent bomb threat the center has received. On Monday, someone called in a bomb threat over the phone.

The center wasn’t evacuated in either instance, but officials and patients all agree that these are serious matters.

“I think, when it does happen, you gotta take that seriously, and I take this seriously,” said Kimmell. “You know what? Today, anything can happen. The unexpected can happen. I’m not surprised.”

“They really should take this seriously. We really should be more aware,” said Pamela Singh. “It’s a very sickening thing.”

If you have any information on this man, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

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