Charges for Adams man who allegedly threatened to blow up hospital

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PITTSFIELD — "I'll blow up the hospital and it will go boom, boom boom."

That was part of the alleged outburst that prompted the arrest of an Adams man on Monday at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.

Michael J. Gigliotti, 30, is accused of causing a disturbance when security officers tried to remove him from the premises. He already had been prohibited from entering the hospital, and he was not seeking medical treatment, police said.

He allegedly used racial slurs and threats of violence against the security officers attempting to get him out of the building, leading to additional charges of civil rights violations.

Gigliotti was defiant when told his threats of blowing up the hospital were being taken seriously, police said.

"It's not a threat, it's a f---ing promise," he allegedly replied and continued his threats and racial epithets toward the security officers before police arrived and took him into custody.

He pleaded not guilty in Central Berkshire District Court on Monday to charges of making a bomb threat, two counts of committing a civil rights violation, disorderly conduct, two counts of threatening to commit a crime and trespassing.

Judge Jacklyn Connly set Gigliotti's bail at $500 and scheduled a pretrial hearing on Nov. 13.

Reach staff writer Bob Dunn at 413-496-6249 or @BobDunn413 on Twitter.


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