Thursday, February 22, 2018

Man Crashes Car Into Hospital's ER Entrance, Sets Self on Fire

A car crashed through the Emergency Room entrance Thursday morning, starting a fire and forcing patients to be evacuated.

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.

UPDATE: 12:25
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.

1 comment:

PAUL Schmitz said...

The madness is louder and closer