Report: Springfield man threatens to blow up hospital

Published: Thursday, August 08, 2019 @ 3:07 PM
Updated: Friday, August 09, 2019 @ 12:18 PM

Report: Springfield man threatens to blow up hospital

Update:Aug. 9, 12:23 p.m.

Kiser was due back in Clark County Municipal Court Friday morning but again refused to show up, according to court staff.

Kiser is currently jailed in Clark County.

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Earlier report:

A Springfield man is accused of making threats that he was going to blow up a hospital, adding he planned to make it another “Dayton massacre”

Clint Kiser, 56, was charged in Clark County Municipal Court with making a terroristic threat. He failed to appear in court on Thursday morning and is still locked in Clark County Jail.

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.

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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 belligerant, 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.’”

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The affidavit says security removed the man from the property and then made contact with police.

Kiser was contacted by police and arrested shortly after, the affidavit says. A next court date in the case has not been set.