Published: Fri, February 23, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Mayor: Connecticut driver crashed vehicle into hospital, set himself on fire

Mayor: Connecticut driver crashed vehicle into hospital, set himself on fire

A Middletown resident on Thursday morning crashed his vehicle into the emergency room entrance of Middlesex Hospital before exiting the auto and lighting himself on fire, authorities said.

A auto slammed into Middlesex Hospital in Middletown Thursday morning, in what city officials say was an intentional act.

Middletown Mayor Dan drew tweeted investigators believe it was an isolated incident and that there is no threat to the community.

"As always again, our first priority is to our patients, and everybody is safe and being attended to", Giuffrida said. "We do not know what this individual's motives are, and we will not speculate to his motives".

A vehicle slammed into Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Connecticut and caught fire on Thursday morning.

Still, authorities are taking no chances, with Drew noting that federal and local authorities have been called in to clear out the suspect's home and look for anything suspicious, such as a bomb.

Hospital authorities said the building managed some harm, yet that it wasn't huge. As a precaution, a bomb squad was dispatched to the hospital and surrounding area.

"We put the TV on and saw the accident at the hospital and then saw your auto drive by and said that's Carlos' house".

According to Chief McKenna, Ellam is known to Middletown police and has an extensive criminal record dating back to 2008. In 2013, a jury found him guilty of attempted strangulation. The witness said responders put the man on a gurney.

The vehicle slammed into the Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Conn. around 10 a.m., destroying the entrance to the emergency room.

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