Hospital surveillance video shows nurses fleeing their station earlier this week when a patient with a large metal pole charged them, hitting and injuring several who were trying to run away.
The man, later identified as 68-year-old Charles Emmett Logan, attacked the nurses at St. John's Hospital in Maplewood, Minnesota, early Sunday morning as he escaped the building. Police released video of the rampage Wednesday.
According to the police report, Logan was found by the sheriff's department three blocks from the hospital, still holding the pole. When he refused to drop the object, deputies used a Taser to try to stop him from coming at them -- it didn't work. Deputies physically took the man to the ground, but the report stated that within minutes of being handcuffed he was unresponsive.
Logan was taken back to St. John's Hospital where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy is being conducted to determine his cause of death.
KARE-TV reported four nurses sustained injuries in the attack, some as severe as a collapsed lung and a fractured wrist.
Watch the footage:
Staff told police the man seemed paranoid while in their care, the news station reported, but ultimately what prompted the attack is not known.
"You really hope that there is some clear answer for the sake of the family, for the sake of the nurses," Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "Everybody just wonders, what happened here? We don’t know."
Schnell added that Logan's relatives said this behavior was "utterly not him."
The Tribune reported Logan was at the hospital in the first place showing signs of a concussion.
(H/T: Daily Mail)