An Excelsior man has been charged with threatening to kill a woman while she was a patient in a St. Louis Park hospital.
Samuel Lee Moore, 55, is charged with making terroristic threats, a felony with a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
St. Louis Park police were called to Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital on Dec. 1 to investigate a report of threats being made toward a patient, according to the criminal complaint, signed by St. Louis Park Police Officer Siar Nadem.
The victim told police that Moore had come to visit her in her hospital room about 8 p.m., and he had been drinking. When he began to swear at her and call her names, she said, she asked him if he was going to “beat her again,” referring to an assault over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Moore, sitting beside the victim’s bed, replied, “This time I’m going to knock you down the stairs so I can break your neck and kill you,” according to the complaint.
The victim repeatedly told Moore to get out of her room. When he refused to leave, she got out of bed to get a nurse; hospital security was called to escort Moore out of the hospital, the complaint says.
Moore has been released from custody on a $20,000 bond. His next court hearing is scheduled Dec. 27 in Hennepin County District Court.