Caller accused of making bomb threat to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center

Posted at 12:34 PM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 12:34:50-04

A man accused of phoning in a bomb threat to a Treasure Coast hospital is behind bars.

A switchboard operator at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center said a person claimed there was a bomb at the hospital during a 2:45 a.m. call, according to Fort Pierce police.

A search turned up a package and the bomb squad was called. They later determined it was not a threat, according to police.

Investigators then checked the number used to call the medical center and said they traced it back to 28-year-old Joshua Toussaint of Fort Pierce.

Police have charged him with a false report concerning planting a bomb, an explosive, or a weapon of mass destruction.