Man arrested after allegedly pointing flare gun at hospital nurses

Justin H. Wells bail is currently listed at $175,000

A man was arrested Friday night in Bremerton after allegedly pointing a flare gun at two St. Michael’s Medical Center nurses who were handling the COVID-19 screening area in the lobby while threatening to “kill everyone,” according to a Bremerton Police Department statement of probable cause.

Per documents, 33-year-old Justin H. Wells initially greeted the nurses by asking them “Do you know who I am?” before drawing a 12 gauge flare gun that had been colored black and pointed it directly at the nurses and stating “I’m here to kill everyone.” The nurses allegedly had nowhere to flee to and one of the nurses begged Wells to put the gun down. Video surveillance confirmed Wells’ actions in the reception area of the hospital, police say.

The entrance to the hospital late at night is only accessible to the emergency room, which had multiple patients in the lobby waiting to be seen. While the incident was taking place, no other patients or staff could freely come or go, documents read.

Wells was arrested on two counts of harassment and one count of interference with a health care facility. His bail was listed at $175,000.

More in News

Injured soldier moves into new SK home

Nonprofit builds a specially equipped residence for the veteran

Audio killed the video star during COVID

Sound-only plays a way to bring theater to BI

Icons visiting art gallery in Poulsbo, well, sort of

When it comes to art, beauty is in the eye of the… Continue reading

Kitsap’s COVID Response Fund brings in $450,000

Unity in Community, Kitsap’s COVID-19 Response Fund, has brought in about $450,000… Continue reading

Shocking? Electric transportation in our near future

It’s electric - here, there and everywhere. Electric-run transportation was a key… Continue reading

Naval Base Kitsap Marine charged with second-degree rape

Elijah M. Galindo, a member of the U.S. Marine Corp. stationed at… Continue reading

BI schools delay in-person learning until November

COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Kitsap County, and the Bainbridge Island… Continue reading

Tribal Leaders Congress touches on hot-button issues

Two state lawmakers touched on some hot button issues at a recent… Continue reading

Second-half 2020 property taxes are due Nov. 2

Multiple methods to make payments to county

Most Read