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Florida man charged for attempted murder after incident in Newberry emergency room

A 26-year-old man from Brandon, Florida, assaulted a staff member in the emergency room at Helen Joy Newberry Hospital on Valentine’s Day.
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Published: Feb. 22, 2021 at 12:15 PM EST
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NEWBERRY, Mich. (WLUC) - A Florida man has been charged with attempted murder following an incident at an Eastern U.P. hospital on Valentine’s Day.

According to the Michigan State Police Sault Ste. Marie Post, troopers were called in to assist the Luce County Sheriff’s Office with an incident at 7:45 a.m. Feb. 14. A 26-year-old man from Brandon, Florida, assaulted a staff member in the emergency room at Helen Joy Newberry Hospital.

His name has not yet been released.

The man was arraigned in the 92nd District Court in Luce County on Wednesday, Feb. 17 on the following charges:

  • One count of assault with intent to murder
  • Two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon
  • One county of aggravated assault

His bond was set at $500,000.

No other details about the incident have been made available. TV6 will update this story as more information is released.

Helen Joy Newberry Hospital issued the following statement: In response to the incident that occurred in our Emergency Department on February 14th, the safety of our team and patients is always of the utmost importance. As this is an ongoing case, we are unable to comment any further.

Information on this case was not released until Feb. 22, 2021. Copyright 2021 WLUC. All rights reserved.