BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts officials say mobster James "Whitey" Bulger is being treated at a hospital after suffering chest pains at a prison while awaiting trial on allegations he played a role in 19 murders.
Plymouth Fire Department battalion chief Kevin Murphy told The Boston Globe that firefighters responded to the Plymouth County Correctional Facility at 1:48 a.m. Sunday and took Bulger to Boston Medical Center. Murphy refused to comment when contacted by The Associated Press.
WBUR-FM in Boston first reported that Bulger was hospitalized for chest pains, citing unnamed law enforcement sources. Bulger is 83. A hospital spokeswoman said she had no information on any patient named Bulger.
The U.S. attorney's office, the U.S. Marshals Service, and Bulger attorney Hank Brennan declined to comment.