Nebraska nurses build barricade after patient reportedly threatened to kill them

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Grand Island Police say an out-of-control patient trashed a hospital and threatened to kill nurses Wednesday night.

They say Gerald Carrabba also threw coffee on officers before kicking and scratching them at CHI Health St. Francis.

Police were called to the hospital around 8 p.m. after nurses say they barricaded themselves inside a room over Carrabba’s violent outburst.

The group told police that he destroyed multiple monitors, pieces of the floor, a bladder scanner and much more.

Nurses say he did all of this while running around with a large piece of wood and yelling, “I’m going to kill you.”

By the time officers arrested Carrabba, officials say he caused $6,225 in damage.

He’s facing several charges, including criminal mischief, terroristic threats, assault on a police officer and resisting arrest.

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