Texarkana man pleads guilty over bomb hoax

November 2, 2010 8:39:13 AM PDT
A Texas man faces up to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty in a bomb hoax that forced evacuation of a rehabilitation hospital. U.S. Attorney John Bales on Tuesday announced the plea by 30-year-old Brandon Forsyth of Texarkana. Forsyth on Monday pleaded guilty to providing false information and hoaxes.

Prosecutors say Forsyth on April 27 and May 29 called Health South Rehabilitation Hospital in Texarkana and made a false bomb threat. Investigators say Forsyth created a note, which he pretended to find May 29 at the hospital, critical of a woman's treatment.

Law officers on May 30 located a fake explosive device made by Forsyth and left at the hospital.

Patients had to be evacuated twice.

No sentencing date was immediately set.


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