Man arrested for alleged terrorist threat against New York hospital

Rochester, N.Y.-based Unity Hospital went into lockdown Dec. 19 after a former employee made a terrorist threat, Rochester First reported Dec. 21.

Quentin Bowen, a 31-year-old contract worker, was reportedly fired Dec. 16. On Dec. 19, Mr. Bowen allegedly made a threat to a leader in his former department. The hospital went into lockdown until Mr. Bowen was located and arrested about an hour later.

"The safety and security of our patients, employees and visitors are a top priority and we take every and any kind of threat seriously," Paul Staub, senior director of safety and security at Rochester Regional Health, said. "We want to thank the people who quickly reported the incident, and the authorities who swiftly responded and took the individual into custody."

Officials told Rochester First that Mr. Bowen was never on campus; he currently is in jail. Mr. Bowen is on parole for a previous terrorist threat

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