New Castle News

June 26, 2013

Man arrested for threats at hospital

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE —

A Hickory Township man is facing charges for allegedly threatening security officers at Jameson Hospital.

New Castle police have charged Carl Antoniazzi, 31, of 1337 Patterson Road, with terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after he allegedly was found to have a gun in the hospital emergency room, around 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

Police said they were called to the hospital regarding a disturbance, and Antoniazzi was walking around the emergency room with a concealed firearm. A security officer told him that he was not allowed to have it on the property and locked it in the security office.

The officer said Antoniazzi, who was with a woman being treated, was swearing loudly.

The security officer said Antoniazzi followed him outside but would not leave without his gun. The officer refused to give it to him, alleging Antoniazzi was under the influence of alcohol.

The officer said that while they were outside, Antoniazzi told him and his security staff that “bullets were going to fly and he was not going to be responsible for what happens to them.”

Police said Antoniazzi continued to use profanity and was warned numerous times to stop or he would be arrested.

As police arrested and searched him, they found a loaded semiautomatic handgun in his front pocket.

The woman who was with Antoniazzi told police there were two more guns in her truck, and she gave them permission to search it. Police found a Glock 21 with numerous live rounds  and a 12-gauge shotgun in the truck

The officers confiscated the firearms and ammunition as evidence and learned they all were registered to Antoniazzi.

He was arraigned by District Judge Melissa A. Amodie and lodged in the Lawrence County jail in lieu of $15,000.