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Man receiving medical services at Canandaigua VA prompts lockdown at Rochester General Hospital, later found dead inside East Rochester home

The Rochester Police Department says an investigation into a social media threat, which led officers to a home in East Rochester where a 38-year-old died had ties to Canandaigua.

Police confirmed to News10NBC that the 38-year-old who died was receiving medical services from the Canandaigua VA.

RPD began an investigation into a potential threat against Rochester General Hospital after a video on social media was reported. The FBI alerted RPD to the video, at which point police said specific threats were not made toward the hospital.


However, RPD and other agencies were able to determine that the man lived in East Rochester.

When the arrived at his home- he was dead.

The hospital went into lockdown around 1:45 a.m. as a precaution, according to RPD. All staff and patients were safe from the start.

Before law enforcement entered the home the bomb squad was called in. A long guns as pointed at the door, connected to a trip wire. Police say if the door opened, there’s a chance that the gun would have gone off- harming whoever was coming through.

A shelter in place order was issued in the neighborhood while police investigated.



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