Police Say They Did Receive Call About Bomb At Boston Children’s Hospital After Reports Said Otherwise

REUTERS/Demetrius Freeman

Sarah Wilder Social Issues Reporter
Font Size:

Update: This post has been updated to reflect the statement the Daily Caller received Thursday from the Boston Police Department.

Police told the Daily Caller Thursday they did receive a 911 call about a bomb threat at Boston Children’s Hospital after reports from investigative journalist Christopher Rufo appeared to show Boston police saying they never received a call about a bomb threat.

Police said Thursday that they responded to a bomb threat at the hospital Friday, Sep. 9. Another reported bomb threat put the hospital under lockdown August 30. The bomb threats were reportedly called in following reports that the hospital performed sex change surgeries on minors.

Police confirmed these reports to the Caller Thursday.

“There are 911 calls from the Children’s hospital,” Police Sergeant Detective John Boyle said.

“I thought he [Rufo] was asking if we got a call from someone saying there was [a bomb]. We actually got a call from Children’s hospital saying they [the hospital] got a call,” Boyle said. “We received calls from the Children’s hospital stating there was a bomb threat there … it came through 911.(RELATED: ‘Authoritarian’: Republicans React To Biden Admin’s VA Office Offering Abortion Services)

Boston Children’s Hospital promoted a series of now-deleted videos promoting sex change surgeries in August. After backlash against the hospital for providing these surgeries to children as young as 17, the hospital updated its guidance. A Daily Caller News Foundation analysis of publicly available documents found that the hospital performed at least 65 chest surgeries on minors as young as 15.

Boston Children’s Hospital did not respond to the Daily Caller’s request for comment.