BY JENNIFER CABRERA
Alexander Travis Watson, 28, was arrested yesterday evening after attacking security guards and pulling the fire alarm at North Florida Regional Medical Center.
The incident began at about 3:50 p.m. in the north tower of the hospital, when Watson allegedly struck a security guard on the arm, then pushed him into a door, pulled a fire alarm, and ran down the stairwell. Watson then allegedly grabbed a second security guard, lifted him off the ground, and attempted to slam him to the ground. At one point, three security guards and a police officer were trying to subdue Watson. The police officer eventually decided to “dry-stun” (a tactic that does not use the probes but causes pain) Watson with the Taser; Watson then allegedly tried to turn the Taser back on the officer.
Watson has been charged with four counts of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, and making a false fire alarm. He is being held on $175,000 bond.
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