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Police: Suburban Emergency Room Patient Threatened To Shoot Officer

Police allege a 32-year-old Kensington man being treated at Suburban told an officer, “Come closer so I can take your gun and shoot you. I will kill you.”

Police say an emergency room patient at Suburban Hospital has been charged with threatening to shoot a police officer and poked him in the chest.

Montgomery County Police spokeswoman Officer Rebecca Innocenti said a police officer was at the Bethesda hospital on a call around 9 p.m. Feb. 6 when an emergency room patient began yelling and threatening the officer.

The patient, a 32-year-old Kensington man, allegedly told the officer, “Come closer so I can take your gun and shoot you. I will kill you.”

The man then poked the officer in the chest, Innocenti said. 

Police restrained the man, but he was not arrested because he was being treated at the hospital, Innocenti said. The man was charged with second-degree assault and surly conduct.

A Suburban spokeswoman, Ronna Borenstein, had no comment and referred questions to police.

Albert Collins February 14, 2013 at 09:19 PM
sheesh, thats nothing, I was choked and beaten by Bethesda cops and thrown in the jail cell in the basement of the bethesda station after they abducted my girlfriend they had pulled over because she had blonde hair. I followed them down old georgetown rd at 110 MPH , they called ahead and had me beaten later released and charged with "trapping carrier pidgeons".
Joe Galvagna February 15, 2013 at 12:50 PM
Hey Al lay off the drugs man.
Joe Galvagna February 15, 2013 at 01:11 PM
Oh this poor Guy probbly had a poor upbringing and was on drugs. He did not mean it give him some free stuff to make up for this. Maybe give him a gun so maybe he will shoot himself.
RuthieH February 18, 2013 at 08:09 PM
Not Smart, not smart at all.

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