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Published: Monday, August 12, 2019 @ 3:27 PM
Updated: Monday, August 12, 2019 @ 5:21 PM
SPRINGFIELD — A $5,000 bond was set in the case against a man accused of making a terroristic threat that he was going to blow up a hospital.
Clint Kiser, 56, was charged in Clark County Municipal Court with making a terroristic threat. He failed to appear in court on Thursday or Friday morning and was held in the Clark County Jail over the weekend.
But Kiser appeared in court on Monday morning where he pleaded not guilty and Clark County Municipal Court Judge Thomas Trempe set his bond at $5,000. Kiser was still an inmate at the Clark County Jail Monday afternoon.
Springfield police began their investigation Aug. 7 when they were called to a home where Kiser told them he needed to go to Springfield Regional Medical Center because he was feeling suicidal. Officers transported Kiser to the hospital, an affidavit filed with the charges says, and dropped him off.
However, on Aug. 8 officers were called back to the hospital where staff said Kiser made threats.
“Officers made contact with hospital security and stated that Mr. Kiser was treated and released and refused to leave because he was unhappy with care,” the affidavit says. “(The employee) stated that Mr. Kiser threw a pen at a nurse. (The employee) stated that Mr. Kiser was complaining that he had no ride and continued to be belligerent, throwing his paperwork across the floor.”
The staff member said Kiser was informed that he needed leave, and that’s when he told staff he would come back to the hospital and “bomb it.”
“And further stated that ‘this would be another Dayton, Ohio massacre.’”
The affidavit says security removed the man from the property and then made contact with police.