Auto crashes into CT hospital, catches fire

Auto crashes into CT hospital, catches fire

Drew said a man in his 20s crashed his vehicle into the emergency room entrance and then set himself on fire at about 10 a.m. ET, WFSB reported.

The man, who WFSB reported is named Steven Ellam, was transported by LifeStar helicopter to Bridgeport Hospital, which has the state's only burn center.

Middletown Mayor Dan Drew says the driver had multiple gasoline containers in the vehicle when he crashed through an entrance to Middlesex Hospital Thursday morning. Officials said he has been known to police for several years.

Police, fire crews and other law enforcement agencies were on the scene at Middlesex Hospital around 10:00 a.m. Thursday.

Authorities evacuated homes in the neighborhood where the driver lives while searching his residence, but there was no immediate indication of a bomb at either location.

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Hospital authorities said the building managed some harm, yet that it wasn't huge.

The hospital said on their website that all patients and staff at Middlesex Hospital all accounted for and safe. As a precaution, a bomb squad was dispatched to the hospital and surrounding area.

The suspect has always been known to local authorities, with a criminal record going back several years.

"Our emergency department is closed until further notice". His previous convictions include driving under the influence, criminal mischief, and assault. "I found the volunteer coordinator and asked what was going on and she said that a auto had driven into the emergency room entrance and she just sent me home [because of the threat]".

"This will be a crime scene for quite some time, the exact time frame I don't know", McKenna said. The hospital said it is not allowing visitors, except for special circumstances.

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