Cops: Patient attacks medical staff, security guards at hospital

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - A 19-year-old man is behind bars after authorities say he attacked medical staff and security guards at a Mt. Pleasant hospital where he is a patient.

The Mount Pleasant Police Department charged Min Kyun Kim with three counts of third-degree assault and battery.

On Sunday at 12:10 a.m., four police officers responded to East Cooper Medical Center on 2000 Hospital Drive in reference to a patient being combative. A police report states when officers arrived, they were directed by staff to a room where several staff members were on the floor, holding Kim down.

An officer reported that he saw a pool of blood around the patient's head and blood all over the floor and wall. Authorities say two security guards and a number of doctors had a blood all over their shirts from Kim fighting them.

Two police officers were able to restrain Kim, who was eventually secured to a hospital bed.  A doctor told investigators it all started when Kim came in around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, said he was going to "blow up," and punched the doctor in his face.

A nurse also reported that Kim kicked her on the left side of her leg.

Authorities say a security guard also reported that Kim assaulted her by punching her in the head. Another security guard said Kim had punched him in the face causing several injuries.

An incident report states Kim was under the influence of cocaine and marijuana during the incident.

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