Boston Police report a man asked to leave the emergency room at Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain yesterday morning after he became "loud and aggressive towards the staff" responded by getting even louder and more aggressive and began spitting on nurses and security guards while yelling he had "a highly contagious illness."
Guards tried to handcuff Kamari Hope, 36, at which point he began punching them, police say.''
Hope now faces arraignment on charges that include threats (deadly weapons, explosives, chemical or biological agents) - which by itself carries a maximum sentence of 20 years - assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery on ambulance personnel, disorderly conduct and trespassing, police say.
Police did not specify which illness Hope claimed to have, but few people these days threaten to infect others with measles or the mumps. Police also did not state what might have set Hope off, but this is not his first such arrest at a medical facility. In 2016, he was arrested on charges he beat and spit on a man in the parking lot of a Harvard Vanguard clinic in Braintree after that man asked him to move his car so he could back out of a parking space.