Police say an emergency room patient at Suburban Hospital has been charged with threatening to shoot a police officer and poked him in the chest.
Montgomery County Police spokeswoman Officer Rebecca Innocenti said a police officer was at the Bethesda hospital on a call around 9 p.m. Feb. 6 when an emergency room patient began yelling and threatening the officer.
The patient, a 32-year-old Kensington man, allegedly told the officer, “Come closer so I can take your gun and shoot you. I will kill you.”
The man then poked the officer in the chest, Innocenti said.
Police restrained the man, but he was not arrested because he was being treated at the hospital, Innocenti said. The man was charged with second-degree assault and surly conduct.
A Suburban spokeswoman, Ronna Borenstein, had no comment and referred questions to police.