Woman Threatened to Blow Up Hospital Over Wedding Snub: Report

Friday, Mar 1, 2013  |  Updated 9:03 AM EDT
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A nursing student from Shelton accused of threatening to blow up a hospital allegedly did so after she wasn't invited to a classmate's wedding.

Theresa Burden, 37, is accused of sending a series of threatening letters to St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, beginning on Dec. 12, 2012, and has been charged with four counts of threatening, according to police.

The Connecticut Post, citing police, reports that Burden signed the letters with the names of other female nursing students.

The first letter threatened to blow up the hospital's nursing school because it was interfering a student's wedding plans, the Post reports.

The second cited explosives, and the third had a swab and said, “"Get some MRSA and die," according to Post.

Police said they asked nursing students to give handwriting samples and Burden confessed when asked for her sample.

Burden posted $50,000 bail.

The Associated Press left a message on Friday seeking comment at a phone listing for her.
 

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