Police: Shamokin man threatened to shoot ER workers, Trump, Obama

Published: 1/10/2017 11:00 AM
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By Sarah DeSantis

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By Sarah DeSantis

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COAL TOWNSHIP — A Shamokin man has been charged with making threats to shoot an emergency room staff member, President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald J. Trump.

Frank M. Bogus, 55, of 605 E. Spruce St., was charged by Patrolman Chad Yoder with a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct and a citation of harassment for making the threats inside Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital (G-SACH) at 2:20 p.m. Dec. 16.

Yoder said hospital staff said Bogus had come to the emergency room for a pain complaint and the waiting room was busy. Bogus was asked to fill out a registration form and became belligerent, slamming down the clipboard and cursing at a staff member.

When Bogus returned to his seat in the waiting area, another patient overheard Bogus talking to himself, police said. The patient became alarmed when she overheard Bogus say, “I will shoot her in the head.” He then pointed at the staff member who had asked him to fill out the paperwork, Yoder said.

“I should shoot all of them because they are all f---ing retarded,” the patient told police Bogus said.

The patient told police she also overheard Bogus say demeaning things like, “She’s in there just hitting buttons as all women can only do.”

When Obama came on the waiting room television, Bogus said if he had a gun he would shoot him, the patient told police. Then Trump came on the television and Bogus said he would shoot him “because he was going to kill us all,” Yoder said.

By the time police arrived, Bogus had left the emergency room. He has not yet been arraigned on the charges.

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