Bradenton police subdue threatening man at hospital

September 29, 2013 

BRADENTON — Two Bradenton Police Department officers reported a man threatened to shoot them after allegedly attacking two Manatee Memorial Hospital security guards at 2:47 p.m. Saturday.

The officers were called to the hospital after a suspect reportedly assaulted two hospital security guards trying to quell a disturbance.

Once the police arrived, they were reportedly threatened by the male suspect who claimed to have a handgun in his backpack.

One officer tried unsuccessfully to fire his Taser at the man. After the suspect was subdued and arrested, the officers found no gun, only a knife in the backpack.

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