Developing Story: Suspicious call clo...

Developing Story: Suspicious call closes Blodgett Hospital's Em...

There are 22 comments on the WZZM Grand Rapids story from Mar 29, 2008, titled Developing Story: Suspicious call closes Blodgett Hospital's Em.... In it, WZZM Grand Rapids reports that:

A suspicious phone call to Blodgett Hospital in East Grand Rapids early this afternoon forced hospital officials to close down the hospital's emergency room.

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RCE

“RCE”

Since: Jun 07

Grand Rapids

#1 Mar 29, 2008
We live in a world of freaks.
KRR

Loveland, CO

#2 Mar 29, 2008
who does that? obviously the person the called the hospital hasa sick, twisted mind.

Since: Oct 07

GR

#3 Mar 29, 2008
Seriously, can America lighten up already? Can ANYbody think of one occasion where there really was a bomb found after a bomb threat was called in? If somebody actually did place a bomb at a school, hospital, ect, WHY would they call and let them know? Timothy McVeigh certainly didn't, the 1993 WTC bombing? Nope. I'm tired of reading about how we MUST err on the side of caution. Tell the so called threatning caller to go F himself and have a rotten day.
Video Guy Bob

Hollywood, FL

#4 Mar 29, 2008
Did I read that right? He left his NAME? If he gave his real name, allow me to quote Bugs Bunny..'What a maroon!'
Riiiight

Denver, CO

#5 Mar 29, 2008
SickTwistedFreak wrote:
Seriously, can America lighten up already?...

...I'm tired of reading about how we MUST err on the side of caution. Tell the so called threatning caller to go F himself and have a rotten day.
And you'd be the first one screaming that the threat wasn't taken seriously enough when a REAL bomb explodes.
nobody

Greenville, MI

#6 Mar 29, 2008
WHY were the State Police & WYOMING police involved? Does EAST Grand Rapids police have a problem?
chucky

Denver, CO

#7 Mar 29, 2008
"Police already have a suspect in mind, as he left his name when he called Saint Mary's."

this is priceless.....
nobody

Greenville, MI

#8 Mar 29, 2008
Our taxpayer dollars hard at work again,,,, oooopppsss!!!! The government calls it "public safety". I almost forgot. If this would have happened in a government building, they would have evacuated the entire building. Again, I almost forgot, public safety is lower than government safety. The government MUST survive, the public are expendable. I feel all warm and happy again.
NO WAY

Roy, UT

#9 Mar 29, 2008
It took two hours for them to get a canine unit in there? They didn't evacuate because it is too risky and they decided to call someones bluff they didn't even know....I think that is even more risky!

hms

Since: Dec 07

Holland, MI

#10 Mar 29, 2008
oops...I think the caller meant to call Pine Rest and get themselves admitted!!!
Kate

United States

#11 Mar 29, 2008
I can't believe he left his last name when he called. With technology being what it is today, regardless of who he said he was, I think it was pretty stupid on his part to even make the call, with caller ID and automatic call back on most phones, he's bound to be caught. Hope he gets whats coming to him as far as the law is concerned.
Somebody

Colorado Springs, CO

#12 Mar 30, 2008
nobody wrote:
Our taxpayer dollars hard at work again,,,, oooopppsss!!!! The government calls it "public safety". I almost forgot. If this would have happened in a government building, they would have evacuated the entire building. Again, I almost forgot, public safety is lower than government safety. The government MUST survive, the public are expendable. I feel all warm and happy again.
The decision to evacuate is always left up to those in charge of the building / facility. There have been several bombs threats to local government buildings, none of them have been evacuated either. Maybe that "warm and happy" feeling is ur psych meds kicking in.
concerned

Grand Rapids, MI

#14 Mar 30, 2008
SickTwistedFreak wrote:
Seriously, can America lighten up already? Can ANYbody think of one occasion where there really was a bomb found after a bomb threat was called in? If somebody actually did place a bomb at a school, hospital, ect, WHY would they call and let them know? Timothy McVeigh certainly didn't, the 1993 WTC bombing? Nope. I'm tired of reading about how we MUST err on the side of caution. Tell the so called threatning caller to go F himself and have a rotten day.
You're a stupid idiot that get people killed.
gr citizen

Grand Rapids, MI

#15 Mar 30, 2008
NO WAY wrote:
It took two hours for them to get a canine unit in there? They didn't evacuate because it is too risky and they decided to call someones bluff they didn't even know....I think that is even more risky!
Get the facts before you comment. Like someone said you too are a Stupid idiot.
Wide_Stance

Aurora, CO

#16 Mar 30, 2008
.....easy kids, it's just an internet forum.
OhWhat

Miami, FL

#17 Mar 30, 2008
an idiot this one is...must be he wants a new place to live that is all inclusive....clothes, tv, food, bed, showers.....no bills, etc!

Since they were able to track him down really quick with just a partial name....he must of
been on the radar of the police!

Once again the bleeding hearts that wanted to main stream these people in society and close
the Mental Hospitals have put all of society
at risk!
Mama-Sita

Montague, MI

#18 Mar 30, 2008
chucky wrote:
"Police already have a suspect in mind, as he left his name when he called Saint Mary's."
this is priceless.....
HAHAHAHAHA....that IS too funny. I was thoroughly confused by the end of the article.:)
DARK HELMET LIVES

Cincinnati, OH

#19 Mar 30, 2008
Video Guy Bob wrote:
Did I read that right? He left his NAME? If he gave his real name, allow me to quote Bugs Bunny..'What a maroon!'
It's really gratifying to know that most criminals really are that f---ing stupid.
my opinion

Grand Rapids, MI

#20 Mar 30, 2008
remember, some agencies have particular specialties. Just because Wyoming and State came to assist, DOES NOT say anything negative about EGR.

The media could have spoken about tactical teams, or specialty units rather than just the agency that handles those particular emergencies.

The public is just not well educated, not saying anything negative here, but there is a tremendous amount of training and knowledge that goes into a specialty.

It is situations like these in which we have special teams, swats, canine units, bomb squads.

Please try to remember that the police ARE trying to keep the public safe even though YOU may not see it. After all, you may not be seeing the entire picture.

“Keeping my fingers crossed ...”

Since: Aug 07

Life's enduring gifts

#21 Mar 30, 2008
What a dummy for:
A. Thinking he could get away with it

AND

B. Leaving his name.

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