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Spanish man threatened to kill staff, blow up hospital and police

Suspect, 47, from Spanish charged with uttering threats, damage to property and pulling fire alarm

A 47-year-old Spanish man faces several charges including threats of causing bodily harm or death after a disturbance at the hospital in Elliot Lake. 

According to a news release on May 19, 2024, at approximately 12:30 a.m., police were called by the hospital reporting a known male had pulled the fire alarm, threatened to kill staff, and blow up the hospital and police. This male was charged in 2022 and prohibited from hospital property because of previous same behaviour, the release added.

Todd Pineo, 47, was arrested and charged with:

  • Uttering threats - damage property
  • False alarm of fire
  • Failure to comply with probation order (three counts)

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice Bail Court in Sault Ste. Marie on May 21.