A man was arrested at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday while at Jennie Stuart Health on West 18th Street after allegedly threatening to kill hospital staff and bomb the hospital, according to a Hopkinsville Police Department report.
The report states police were called to a residence
on East 23rd Street in reference to a disturbance with an intoxicated male several times.
On the last call officers received, the man, identified as Tony R. Hale, 45, Hopkinsville, reportedly agreed to go to sleep, but fell, hit his head and lost consciousness while on the way back to his room, the report said.
Hopkinsville EMS was called to transport him to Jennie Stuart. While at the emergency room, Hale allegedly made multiple threats to staff members, including Hale reportedly telling racial slurs at a doctor, according to the report.
Hale also allegedly threatened the doctor that he and his “white supremacist friends” would kill him and went on to reportedly stated he would kill all staff members by blowing up the hospital, the report stated.
As the incident continued, Hale allegedly grabbed a nurse’s buttocks, continued swearing, yelling, using racial slurs, making threats and being physical with staff.
While officers made contact with Hale, he also reportedly threatened to kill them and their families, the report added.
Hale was arrested and charged with four counts of third-degree terroristic threatening and one count of second-degree disorderly conduct.