Two Kaiser Permanente facilities in Oakland are closed this
morning because of a "specific and credible criminal threat," police said.
In a statement Kaiser initially said that the two facilities -- office
buildings at 3600 and 3701 Broadway -- that the closure would stay in effect until
11 a.m. today and again on Wednesday but then clarified that it will be until
12:30 p.m. today and no closure is expected Wednesday.
The closure affects offices, clinics, laboratories and pharmacies
as well as the parking garages adjacent to the two buildings, Kaiser
Kaiser is contacting patients that had appointments at the
buildings or prescriptions to pick up to reschedule and will extend hours to
accommodate the schedule changes.
The closures are not affecting the Kaiser Permanente hospital or
Oakland police Officer Frank Bonifacio provided few details on the
specific threat, but said that Oakland police are working to identify who
made the threat. —By Bay City News