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A West Des Moines man is facing charges of harassment and assault after threatening health care professionals at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, authorities say.
Tyler Jacob Summers, 32, is accused of threatening and assaulting the health care professionals Sunday at 5 p.m., according to a criminal complaint.
“The defendant threatened multiple health care providers with death, individually, and the hospital in general by threatening to blow up the facility,” according to the complaint.
Summers also used two weapons in an attempt to stab multiple victims while yelling “I’ll kill you” and “I’ll die fighting,” according to the complaint. A defense shield was used to approach and subdue the defendant.
According to the complaint, Summers spit on multiple victims and kicked a one twice in the groin.
Summers is also facing a charge of second-degree criminal mischief, a Class D felony. He is accused of destroying a medical-grade critical care bed while being restrained by health care professionals, according to a criminal complaint.
The charges Summers is facing include two counts of first-degree harassment, aggravated misdemeanor; assault with intent to inflict serious injury, aggravated misdemeanor; and assault on persons in certain occupations, serious misdemeanor.
Summers is being held on a $5,000 cash or surety bond.
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