A man accused of threatening to shoot staff of St. Francis Hospital has been charged with threatening and he was also charged with animal cruelty after police went to his house.
Hartford police responded to St. Francis Hospital at 7:10 a.m. Monday to investigate reports of a patient threatening staff and the person who made the complaint told them a man who thought he received improper medical treatment for a hand injury threatened to shoot hospital staff with a rifle, according to police.
Police said they found the patient at his residence and he admitted to the threat and agreed that police could search his home, police said.
No weapons were found, but police said they found a severely malnourished dog in need of immediate medical care.
The dog was transported to a vet.
Anthony Grady, 38, of Hartford, was charged with second-degree threatening and cruelty to animals.