Report: Patient arrested after attacking hospital staff
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) -- Mount Pleasant police were called to East Cooper Medical Center on Hospital Drive after a patient attacked the doctors and nurses who were trying to treat him.
According to a police report, responding officers found the patient, identified as 19-year-old Min Kyun Kim, on the floor with several hospital staff members on top of him, holding him down.
Officers noted a pool of blood around Kim's head, all over the floor and wall and on the hospital security guards that were trying to restrain him.
Officers were able to put handcuffs on Kim without further incident. They also used leg irons because Kim was reportedly kicking at the staff.
Doctors told police Kim came in from Daniel Island saying he was going to "blow up" before punching the doctor in the jaw, kicking a nurse in her leg, and punching a security officer on the side of her head. He also reportedly punched a second security officer several times about his face causing several injuries.
Kim is charged with three counts of assault and battery in the third degree.