Tulsa police and the bomb squad were called to an area near St. Francis Hospital Monday night when a man made a bomb threat on a Tulsa Transit bus. The device was determined to be fake and the man was arrested for threatening a violent act with a hoax device.
Steven Worcester was on the bus making multiple statements about blowing up the bus. Worcester showed the driver a backpack with wires sticking out The driver stopped the bus north of the Children’s Hospital at St. Francis and ran out of the bus, calling 911.
When officers arrived, Worcester was in the driver’s seat. He followed commands from Tulsa police to exit and held the backpack in his hands. He was ordered to put it down and was called back to officers. Worcester was taken into custody without incident but would not talk to officers.
61st Street was closed from Yale to Hudson and the north side of the hospital property was shut down. The entire St. Francis Hospital was put on divert.
When the bomb squad arrived, they determined the wire sticking out was from a spiral notebook and no device was located.
Worcester is a tribal member and the FBI has been contacted.
Cox Media Group