Police: Man yelled profanities, broke equipment at L + M

Carlos Rodriguez
Carlos Rodriguez

New London — A 35-year-old city man is in custody after he allegedly yelled profanities and smashed equipment while armed with a knife in Lawrence + Memorial Hospital on Friday morning.

According to police, L+M security personnel called police to the hospital at 12:26 a.m. They told police the man was threatening hospital staff in the emergency room area.

Staff restrained the man before police arrived. One staff member sustained a minor injury in the process.

Carlos Rodriguez of 34 Chappell St. was charged with assault on a public safety officer, carrying a dangerous weapon, second-degree threatening, breach of peace and third-degree criminal mischief.

He remained in custody on an unspecified bond.

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