Patients were apparently being evacuated by LifeStar helicopter to Bridgeport and other hospitals.
Officials are expected to have a press conference at noon at City Hall.
Here’s video from scene. Can see vehicle through front entrance #Middletown @FOX61News pic.twitter.com/0boNTkZKpy— Michael Howard (@MHoward_TV) February 22, 2018
Car was traveling down Crescent St at 10a and somehow lost control and hit building. Unconfirmed if anyone besides driver in car pic.twitter.com/l6xPfWXox2— Cassandra Day (@cassandrasdis) February 22, 2018
Mayor Drew, Police Chief McKenna says just before 10 a.m., a man in his 20's intentionally drove into emergency room entrance, then set himself on fire. He was flown to Bridgeport Hospital burn unit; in critical condition. Gas cans were visible in car; bomb squad called in 'out of an abundance of caution' according to Drew. Chief says driver is known to police; in their system multiple times. They have called in state and federal law enforcement to assist.
City Officials: Emergency department @middlesexhospct closes unti further notice after man crashes through ER entrance and set himself on fire pic.twitter.com/BrSlo3ts6t— Tony Terzi (@T2Fox61) February 22, 2018