Man Livestreams Crash Into Middlesex Hospital, Lights Himself on Fire

Man Livestreams Crash Into Middlesex Hospital, Lights Himself on Fire

Steven Ellam, 27, is alleged to have rammed his auto right into Middlesex Hospital on Thursday morning, just before 10 a.m., with the suspect setting himself on fire as soon as he stepped out of the vehicle.

Jim Hite, Director of Protective Services and Security, says that without the quick response by staff and first responders, this could have been much worse.

On the morning of Thursday, February 22, in the American city of Middletown, in CT, the man in the vehicle drove into the hospital premises and staged a self-immolation. Police say he was on fire when he exited the vehicle after crashing it through the walk-in doors of the Middlesex Hospital emergency department at about 10 a.m.

The bomb squad and state and federal authorities were called in to help.

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Following the crash, Ellam was transported to Bridgeport hospital with serious burn injuries, where he remains in critical condition.

A man who crashed his auto full of gas canisters into a hospital recorded the incident on Facebook and claimed he was Jesus Christ while calling out Donald Trump.

The suspect has always been known to local authorities, with a criminal record going back several years.

Middletown Mayor Dan Drew said the auto contained cans of flammable liquid, which were being examined.

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Drew said investigators were also looking into a home at 66 Milardo Ln.in Middletown and evacuated neighboring houses around it. Additional police officers were also dispatched to schools in Middletown as a matter of precaution.

Police also evacuated an area around the emergency department, which remained closed last night. Several homes in the area were evacuated as a precaution. The hospital has canceled non-emergent surgeries and outpatient radiology tests that were scheduled for Friday. "I rode my bike down to the hospital and it was surrounded by police and fire department officials...." I said 'something is happening over there.' My sister got up.

Solomon does not know when he will be allowed to return, as the hospital has not announced how long their safety measures will be in place.

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