St. Petersburg Police Press Release

Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2020-046683
Date of original release: 12-29-20

SPPD Investigation at All Children's Hospital

Released on 12-29-20 at 8:19 p.m.

Around 6:06pm today our emergency communications center received a call from a man who falsely claimed to be near Bayfront Health and Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, and made threatening statements.

After investigating, officers determined this was a hoax call. The caller was not located, and no one faced an actual threat.

SPPD takes all threats seriously and the investigation into the call, is still underway.

There are no further details available at this time. Updates will be released via media alert if and when they become available.

St. Petersburg Police Media Relations - (727) 893-7550
YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer