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Man accused of threatening nurses at Thomas Memorial Hospital

Court records say{ }Corey Joel Hanson, 29, of Charleston is charged with making threats of terrorist acts after an incident that was reported Thursday at the hospital. (West Virginia Regional Jail)

South Charleston police said a man was charged Thursday after nurses at Thomas Memorial Hospital said he told them he was a gangster and he would be coming back to the hospital to take care of them.

Corey Joel Hanson, 29, of Charleston is charged with making threats of terrorist acts after an incident that was reported Thursday at the hospital, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

Police said they responded to the hospital and found that Hanson had already left, and they could not find him.

Officers contacted the nurses on the floor where Hanson had been treated. They said he not only threatened them, but he also threatened their children and a patient’s family.

Police said Hanson’s actions caused immediate threat of personal injury and also seemed to be used in a manner to intimidate the staff.

Hanson is currently being held in South Central Regional Jail on $10,000 bond or 10 percent cash.

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