New Bedford Police Identify Suspect in St. Luke’s Threat
New Bedford Police have identified the person who allegedly made the threat against St. Luke’s Hospital on Tuesday that forced the hospital into lockdown.
Officers responded Tuesday to a report of threats at the hospital and arrived to find the facility already under lockdown.
According to police, officers were informed that the hospital had received a call from the Southcoast Patient Advocates Office that a previous hospital patient had made a verbal threat of violence to the hospital over the phone.
The patient was identified as Elizabeth Kelly, 38, of New Bedford. Police said officers located Kelly at her Chestnut Street residence and spoke to her about the incident.
Kelly will be summonsed into court for a bomb/hijack threat with serious public alarm.
The lockdown was lifted at 4 p.m., with New Bedford Police informing WBSM that there was “no credible threat or danger” after it was lifted. A New Bedford woman later shared her experience during the lockdown with WBSM.