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Fla. Hospital Patient Aims Gun at Nurse

Fla. Hospital Patient Aims Gun at Nurse

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December 30, 2008

DUNEDIN, Fla. – Pinellas County sheriff’s deputies say a patient in a hospital’s critical care unit pulled out a gun and pointed it at a nurse.

According to a press release, 74-year-old Paul Schein was charged with attempted murder. Schein won’t be booked into the county jail until he is medically cleared at Mease-Dunedin Hospital.

Deputies say a second nurse was able to disarm the man when he aimed it at the first nurse. Schein was detained by hospital security until deputies arrived Monday afternoon.

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  • 05-21-2007-16_max50


    about 6 years ago


    that is crazy!!! they should have more security to help protect the hospital staff.

  • 1122071358_c3_af_1__max50


    about 6 years ago


    WOW......SCARY! Thank God for the second being able to disarm the patient. Scary stuff these. Most people don't realize how dangerous nursing can be.

  • Modeling_6_max50


    about 6 years ago


    oh my!! Maybe it was a government funded hospital in a ghetto area. That is crazy.

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    Account Removed

    about 6 years ago

    Not really much information given, but at least the person is being charged

  • P1010123_max50


    about 6 years ago


    Safety is a major concern for most nurses at the hospital I work at. They just opened visiting hours-24/7days a week. Now instead of family members going home @8pm. The ones that don't have enough sense to leave ,get to STAY overnight!YAY! We get the verbal threats and physical assults but none at the point of a gun. This is a moment where a nurse may have to make a judgement( his way or my way) I think it'll be his way if he's got a gun! Praise the second nurse who had his coworker's back, by disarming the patient. I guess metal detectors are in our future as part of the admission to a hospital.

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