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Northern Ont. suspect pulls hospital fire alarm, threatens staff and police

A man with a history of dangerous behaviour has been charged with pulling the fire alarm at the hospital in Elliot Lake. (File) A man with a history of dangerous behaviour has been charged with pulling the fire alarm at the hospital in Elliot Lake. (File)
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A man with a history of dangerous behaviour has been charged with pulling the fire alarm at the hospital in Elliot Lake.

Ontario Provincial Police were alerted at 12:30 a.m. May 19 that there was a disturbance at the hospital.

“The hospital report(ed) a known male had pulled the fire alarm, threatened to kill staff and blow up the hospital and police,” the OPP said in a news release Monday.

“This male was charged in 2022 and prohibited from hospital property because of previous same behaviour.”

The same suspect was arrested in 2021 for setting fires near a gas station in the community.

The 47-year-old from Spanish is charged with uttering threats, pulling a fire alarm and three counts of violating probation orders.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice Bail Court in Sault Ste. Marie on May 21.

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