Discharged patient arrested after refusing to leave St. Luke's University Hospital
A 60-year-old man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after police say he refused to leave St. Luke's University Hospital in Bethlehem, Pa., and threatened to shoot hospital security guards, according to The Morning Call.
According to authorities, Mark Deangelo was discharged from the hospital's emergency department at about 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, but he didn't want to leave the facility. Mr. Deangelo was escorted out of the hospital by emergency department staff at 3:06 p.m.
He returned to the hospital at 3:17 p.m. Three hospital security guards found him in the hospital infusion center and asked him to leave. Police say Mr. Deangelo began cursing at the guards and then threatened to come back to the hospital with his guns and shoot the guards. He also reportedly threatened to "blow away" any police officers who came to his home, according to the report.
Mr. Deangelo was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats and harassment.
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