Teen arrested following ‘hoax’ bomb threats in Cullman, Walker counties

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UPDATED 8/30/22 6:30 p.m.

CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Police Department (CPD) responded to a bomb threat at Cullman Regional around 11:02 a.m. Tuesday. After investigating, the department said the call was a hoax. Later Tuesday, the Jasper Police Department (JPD) released a statement saying a 14-year-old student had been arrested for allegedly making multiple bomb threats. 

The JPD statement said, “At approximately 11 a.m., Jasper Police were notified of a bomb threat called in to Walker Baptist Medical Center. Jasper Police, along with Jasper Fire and Walker County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to the scene and secured the buildings. During the course of the investigation, Jasper Police learned that another threat had been called into a fast food establishment in Sumiton and Cullman Regional Medical Center. The suspect in all three threats was identified as a 14-year-old student at a county school and is currently in a juvenile detention facility awaiting charges. The hospital was cleared, and there is no threat to the public.” 

“I appreciate the hard work from our officers and investigators, as well as the assistance from the Walker County Sheriff’s Office,” said Jasper Police Chief J. C. Poe. “Our patrol officers did an outstanding job of responding to the hospital and locking everything down. I’m glad we were able to bring this to a close and identify a suspect so quickly.” 

CPD Public Relations Officer Adam Clark said a caller reported that C-4 was around Cullman Regional and hostages were being held in a room.  

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“The room they claimed to have the hostages in did not exist,” Clark said. “Nothing has been found and they believe the call was a hoax.”  

Clark said Cullman Regional was not evacuated.  

CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Police Department responded to a bomb threat at Cullman Regional Medical Center (CRMC) around 11:02 a.m. 

The CPD reported that they are not evacuating the hospital at this time. 

Public Relations Officer Adam Clark said a caller reported that C-4 was around the hospital and hostages were being held in a hospital room. 

“The room they claimed to have the hostages in did not exist,” Clark said. “Nothing has been found and they believe the call was a hoax.” 

The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office reported that the CPD has several units on scene at the CRMC’s campus currently. 

The CCSO said the CPD has not requested assistance from them.