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Man arrested in connection to Mercy-North Iowa threat said he 'was going to the hospital to shoot'

Man was charged with first-degree harassment.

Posted: Mar. 15, 2018 8:39 AM
Updated: Mar. 15, 2018 6:40 PM

Mason City, Iowa – A man who was charged Wednesday with first-degree harassment in connection to an incident at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa allegedly told an employee that “he was going to the hospital to shoot.”
Alonzo Hill, 49, was charged after threats prompted extra security measures to be put in place Tuesday and Wednesday at the north Iowa hospital.
According to court documents, Hill told the employee he was going to the hospital to shoot for “allowing people to see his wife, who was in the hospital.”
A Mercy Employee spoke out Thursday saying it was a scary situation, but they are trained.
"All of us employees have been trained incase he would have came in to the building with the gun," said Alyssa McGuire of Mason City. "We have all been trained to act out and help the patients and help us."
Hill was arrested on a warrant Wednesday afternoon in Hardin County.

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