Sections

Weather Forecast

Close

Moorhead man accused of bomb threat against Fargo hospital

News Bemidji,Minnesota 56619 http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/sites/all/themes/bemidjipioneer_theme/images/social_default_image.png
Bemidji Pioneer
Moorhead man accused of bomb threat against Fargo hospital
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

FARGO – An arrest warrant has been issued for a Moorhead, Minn., man accused of calling in a bomb threat against Sanford Medical Center on Friday.

Criminal charges accuse Peter Jonathan Rovang, 53, of being involved in a fight with security guards there two days before.

Charging documents filed Monday in Cass County District Court state that Rovang made the threats via phone to a Sanford operator.

The documents say Rovang called the hospital and demanded the names of the security officers. When he didn’t get them, Rovang allegedly told the operator he would “blow the place up” if he didn’t get what he wanted.

When Rovang’s call was transferred to a patient representative, he allegedly told that worker he would blow up the hospital if he didn’t get their names by 8 the next morning.

Rovang allegedly later admitted to a Fargo police detective that he made the threats because he was frustrated over the fight.

Forum News Service
The Forum Communications News Service is the premier news wire service covering the Upper Midwest, stretching from the oilfields of western North Dakota to the plains of South Dakota and to the shores of eastern Minnesota. For more information about the services we offer or to discuss content subscriptions, please contact us.
Advertisement