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Man spits on hospital staff, threatens violence

Hospital Safety Insider, February 26, 2015

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A 27-year-old man was arrested February 1 after he became violent and combative while being treated at the emergency room of Benefis Health System in Great Falls, Montana, according to a report in The Great Falls Tribune.

According to the report, Michael J. Reynolds, was found lying in a snow bank by a passerby, who then transported Reynolds to the emergency room. At around 5:30 p.m. hospital staff called police, reporting that he was spitting at emergency room staff and threatening to return to the hospital with pipe bombs and an AK-47.

Also according to the report, staff members suspected that Reynolds was under the influence of bath salts or spice. He was restrained and sedated before police took him into custody and was reportedly charged with disorderly conduct and a parole violation.

 



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