Oakland police investigating threat against Kaiser

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two Kaiser Permanente medical office buildings in Oakland have been closed after police say they received a specific criminal threat against the health care provider.

Oakland police spokesman Officer Frank Bonifacio declined to say Tuesday exactly what the threat was, when it was received or how it was conveyed. Kaiser said in a statement it was not a bomb threat.

The two office buildings that closed are near downtown and house medical offices, clinics, laboratories and pharmacies.

Kaiser Permanente spokesman Marc Brown says they will remain closed until 12:30 p.m.

The nearby hospital, emergency department and other buildings remained open.

Kaiser says people with appointments or who need to pick up prescriptions were being contacted and told to show up later or to reschedule.

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