Emergency room staffers called the police at about 7 p.m. after the man became upset and made threats while staffers were checking him in, according to a press release from Layton City Police.
Dennis Judd, 39, of Riverdale, came into the hospital demanding medication, “but he didn’t say what kind of medication he wanted,” Layton Police Lt. Shawn Horton said. He then allegedly told hospital staff members that if he didn’t get the medication, “he was going to hurt somebody.” He also allegedly threatened a shootout with police.
After the call, the man left the hospital and crashed his car into a planter box, according to police.
A Davis County Sheriff’s deputy parked in the area chased Judd as he drove toward Antelope Drive, according to the release. Judd then got out of his car and Layton police arrived and arrested him.
Judd was booked into jail on suspicion of third-degree felonies threat of terrorism and evading police and also on suspicion of the hit and run, reckless driving and disorderly conduct.
The hospital was placed on lockdown until the matter was resolved.