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Rifle-Toting Man Robs New York Hospital
The hospital was on lockdown for several hours after a man allegedly claimed to have a bomb and took off with drugs.

An upstate New York hospital was robbed of medication Saturday morning by a rifle-toting man claiming to have a bomb, according to officials.

Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport, N.Y., was on lockdown for several hours.

Police said at a press conference that a "person of interest" was being questioned, but no one was in custody.

A man walked into Eastern Niagara at approximately 5 a.m. armed with two rifles and said he had a bomb, according to police. The man made off with some drugs, the hospital confirmed in a statement. There were no reported injuries.

Officers saw the suspect leave the emergency room, and the suspect allegedly dropped his guns and backpack and fled.

The bomb squad determined that a cell phone connected to wires inside the backpack was inert.

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08 May 2016, 13:11