Driver Intentionally Crashes Car Into Middletown Hospital

Driver Intentionally Crashes Car Into Middletown Hospital

Officials have identified the name of a man who reportedly drove a vehicle into Middlesex Hospital and lit himself on fire Thursday morning.

It happened at the emergency room entrance on Crescent Street around 10 a.m.

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

However, he did say he doesn't believe there is an active threat to the community, and that authorities believe it is an isolated incident.

Police said no threat was made to the hospital before this incident.

The hospital said on their website that all patients and staff at Middlesex Hospital all accounted for and safe. The mayor did not speculate on the man's motives.

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Mayor Drew said investigators are at a home at 66 Milardo Middletown, believed to be connected to the hospital incident.

'The bomb squads were there.

Authorities evacuated homes in the neighborhood where the driver lives while searching his residence, but there was no immediate indication of a bomb at either location. The witness said responders put the man on a gurney. We went outside and we saw all the flames and then over this side I see this guy screaming, he was screaming!

The suspect has always been known to local authorities, with a criminal record going back several years.

Vice President of Operations for Middlesex Hospital David Giuffrida has stated that Ellam has no known connections with the hospital.

Emergency patients at Middlesex were brought to MidState Medical Center, the Hospital of Central Connecticut and Hartford Hospital until for the time being. "I said, that guy's on fire", Mills told WFSB.

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