Camden police arrested an Elgin man who is accused of threatening to kill a police officer and everyone around him at a hospital, according to reports.
Police responded to Kershaw Health Medical Center, 1315 Roberts St. around 8 p.m. Thursday to a report of a “mental subject” assaulting an employee, the incident report stated.
A security guard told police he was punched in the midsection while trying to subdue a suspect who reportedly jumped over the nurses counter.
When police arrived, several emergency room staff members had detained the suspect to the ground, according to the report.
Police noted the suspect was “flexing all muscles and being loud and screaming obscenities” at the nurses while being transported to another room.
The suspect also moved side to side in an attempt to flip over the hospital bed he was restrained in, the report stated.
The report stated the suspect told a police officer he would hit him if he could free his arm.
The officer reported the suspect attempted to spit on him but was able to use a pressure point to prevent it.
The suspect was heard saying he was going to “kill everyone in the room.” When asked if he meant the police officer as well, the suspect was heard saying “not in this realm.”
When the officer asked him again, the suspect was heard saying he would “bring death to everyone in the room,” the report stated.
Police do not believe the suspect was under the influence of alcohol, though drug use was marked as unknown on the report.
Police determined the suspect was a danger to the staff and cleared the mental patient for incarceration.
Police arrested Neil Uher, 22, of Barfield Road and charged him with threatening the life of a public official, third degree assault and disorderly conduct.
The security guard was treated and was evaluated for other possible injuries.
Uher was booked into Kershaw County Detention Center Friday.