Ellenville man charged with making terroristic threat against hospital

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ELLENVILLE – An Ellenville man has been arrested by Ulster County Sheriff’s deputies for allegedly threatening several staff members of Ellenville Regional Hospital that he was going to shoot up the hospital.

Chris Bruce, 45, was charged with the felony of making a terroristic threat and a violation of harassment.

It is alleged that on Thursday, July 28 at around 12:45 a.m., Bruce and others attempted to gain entrance to a secure area of the hospital. Bruce allegedly became irate when refused access to the emergency department to see an acquaintance and threatened staff members with shooting up the hospital.

He was arraigned and released on his own recognizance pending a future court appearance.

Deputies were assisted by State and Village of Ellenville Police.