Man Crashed Car Into Hospital Entrance, Set Himself On Fire


A man in his 20s crashed his car through the emergency room entrance at Middlesex Hospital Thursday morning and apparently set himself on fire, Mayor Daniel Drew said.

Drew said the act was intentional, but he would not speculate on the motive. The FBI, state police and Hartford bomb squads are on the scene at the hospital, located at 28 Crescent St., and at the man’s home, officials said. When asked whether the incident is being investigating as a possible act of terrorism, Drew said officials are not speculating what the man’s motives may have been.

Officials said the car crashed through the hospital doors at about 10 a.m. A number of gas cans were found in the vehicle, prompting evacuations of the hospital and nearby homes.

The hospital said about 30 patients and 20 staff members were in the emergency room area at the time of the crash. No other injuries were reported.

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