Police tase man at PMC after he allegedly tries to strike hospital staff with music stand, threatens to throw rocks at cops
POCATELLO — Police tased a man at Portneuf Medical Center after he allegedly tried to hit hospital staff members with a music stand and threatened to throw rocks at police officers.
Scott Haddon, 38, of Pocatello, has been charged with two counts of assault on a police officer in connection with the incident, which occurred at 6:45 p.m. Saturday. He has been ordered held on a $10,020 bond at Bannock County Jail. He has an arraignment set for Nov. 13. If convicted he could face 10 years in prison.
Haddon allegedly grabbed the music stand next to the piano at the hospital’s main entrance and began swinging it at PMC employees, police said.
Police said they responded and confronted Haddon outside the hospital’s main entrance, at which point he allegedly picked up rocks and threatened to throw them at the officers.
Police then shot him with a Taser stun gun. This incapacitated him, allowing officers to place him under arrest.
After Haddon was medically cleared in the hospital’s emergency room he was booked into the Bannock County Jail. No one else was injured during the incident.
Police said they do not know what caused him to try to injure hospital staff members and the responding officers. Hospital officials said Haddon was not a patient at PMC at the time of the incident.