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Crazy People Are Dangerous

Posted on | April 1, 2020 | 1 Comment


Coronavirus terrorism in a Maryland hospital:

A Hagerstown man has been charged with Threat of Mass Violence in connection to an incident at Meritus Medical Center.
On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at approximately 4:30 PM, a Deputy, assigned to work at Meritus Medical Center, assisted hospital security with an aggressive male. The male, identified as Michael Palani Smith, 32, was in the Emergency Department. It was learned that Smith had been tested for COVID 19 prior to his arrival at the hospital. When asked to wear a protective bandana, Smith refused and became combative with staff and security. Smith yelled that he didn’t care if he infected others because no one cares about him. During the incident, Smith pulled his bandana down and forcefully coughed several times in the direction of the Deputy and Security Officer.
After being moved to another room, Smith continued to be combative and attempted to harm himself. The medical staff was finally able to gain control of Smith.
During the incident, the deputy was wearing proper personal protective equipment; face mask, gloves, and glasses.
On April 1, 2020, a warrant was served on Smith for one count of Threat of Mass Violence and two counts of Assault 1st degree. Additionally, Smith was charged via criminal summons for two counts of Assault 2nd degree.
Smith is currently being held at the Washington County Detention Center on no bond.

Did the virus cause this, or was he already crazy before he got the virus?



One Response to “Crazy People Are Dangerous”

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    April 2nd, 2020 @ 8:39 am

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