Springfield man who threatened to blow up hospital pleads guilty

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Clint Kiser is arraigned in Clark County Municipal Court Monday on charges of making terroristic threats to blow up Springfield Regional Medical Center.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A Springfield man who threatened to blow up Springfield Regional Medical Center pleaded guilty in the case against him.

Clint Kiser, 57, pleaded guilty in Clark County Common Pleas Court in the case that accused him of saying that he planned to blow up the hospital Aug. 8.

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He is due back in court on Dec. 11 for sentencing. He was released on his own recognizance Wednesday after pleading guilty.

Springfield police began their investigation Aug. 7 when they were called to a home where Kiser told them he needed to go to Springfield Regional Medical Center because he was feeling suicidal. Officers transported Kiser to the hospital, an affidavit filed with the charges says, and dropped him off.

However, on Aug. 8 officers were called back to the hospital where staff said Kiser made threats.

“Officers made contact with hospital security and stated that Mr. Kiser was treated and released and refused to leave because he was unhappy with care,” the affidavit says. “(The employee) stated that Mr. Kiser threw a pen at a nurse. (The employee) stated that Mr. Kiser was complaining that he had no ride and continued to be belligerent, throwing his paperwork across the floor.”

The staff member said Kiser was informed that he needed leave, and that’s when he told staff he would come back to the hospital and “bomb it.”

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“And further stated that ‘this would be another Dayton, Ohio massacre,’” the affidavit says.

The affidavit says security removed the man from the property and then made contact with police. Kiser was contacted by police and arrested shortly after, the affidavit says.