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.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.