MUSC patient arrested after threatening to shoot hospital employees

A patient at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston was arrested Aug. 17 for making threatening phone calls to hospital employees, according to The Post and Courier.

The patient was escorted out of MUSC's emergency department the morning of Aug. 17. He called back later and allegedly told an employee, "I'm going to shoot your security officers, especially the black ones," according to the report. 

The threats occurred over two phone calls made about four hours apart, after which all of MUSC's entrances and exits were secured, according to a separate report from The Post and Courier. MUSC returned to a normal level of security after the man was arrested and said its operations were not disrupted by the extra security. The patient was charged with unlawful use of the telephone and released from jail Aug. 18.

The incident marked the second time an MUSC patient was arrested over the past week. The first patient was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a nurse at the MUSC Institute of Psychiatry. 

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