As if healthcare workers on the frontlines battling the COVID-19 pandemic in Jamaica Plain didn’t have enough to worry about, last week they had to deal with an out of control emergency room patient.
Last Tuesday, officers assigned to Jamaica Plain’s District E-13 station arrested Kamari Hope, 36, of Boston, on numerous charges after responding to a call for a disturbance inside the Emergency Room of the Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital located at 1153 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain.
When police arrived they were met with Special State Police Officers assigned to the hospital who stated that the suspect had entered the ER and quickly became loud and aggressive towards the staff.
The suspect continued to be confrontational and was asked to leave the property. The suspect then began to spit on members of the nursing staff as well as security personnel while screaming and claiming that he had a highly contagious illness.
Due to the suspect’s increasingly dangerous and belligerent behavior, the security team members then attempted to physically escort the suspect off of the property at which time the suspect began to strike the officers with his clenched fists before being placed in handcuffs. BPD Officers then took custody of the suspect and transported him back to the district station for booking.
The suspect will face arraignment at a later date in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Threats (Deadly Weapons, Explosives, Chemical or Biological Agents), Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Assault and Battery on Ambulance Personnel, Disorderly Conduct and Trespassing.