Pittsburgh hospitals disrupted by online hate crime threat

An online hate crime threat to an undisclosed Pittsburgh hospital "was extremely disruptive" to healthcare workers across the city, Pittsburgh Police spokesperson Chris Togneri said, according to TribLive.

The threat was made on Twitter Sept. 3, and read, "I am going to commit a hate crime on September 4th, 2019 at 10:30 Am. The location will be an undisclosed hospital in Pittsburgh, PA," according to a screenshot obtained by TribLive.

People in the community reported the threat, and police traced it to a teen in Beaver County, Pa., before anything occurred, according to TribLive. During the investigation, police worked with UPMC and Allegheny Health Network to implement safety precautions.   

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