BR man faces felony charge for alleged threats against medical clinic

BR man faces felony charge for alleged threats against medical clinic
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POSTED: Friday, October 4, 2013 - 2:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, October 4, 2013 - 3:44pm

A Baton Rouge man is being held in EBR Parish Prison on a $15,000 bond. He’s accused of making an irate phone call laced with accusations and threats.

Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office were called to a local medical facility on Wednesday, Sept. 18. A nurse said a patient called the center and used vulgar language, then made a threat of violence.

Brian McManus, 46, was identified as the suspect who placed the call. According to the arrest report, he was not satisfied with the service he was receiving from the facility.

“[He] was speaking with [the nurse] because they would not modify his injuries so that he could obtain more workmen’s compensation benefits for his injuries,” the investigating deputy wrote in the report. “The accused stated that his doctor didn’t know anything as he continued using vulgar language to her. As the conversation continued the accused stated that he would come back to the facility and blow the building up.”

The report additionally noted that McManus was involved in another disturbance the day before and had to be removed from the facility by security officers.

“Prior to being removed from the property he stated that next time they were going to need more people to get him off the property,” the report noted.

McManus was arrested on Tuesday, Oct. 1 and charged with Communication of False Information of Planned Arson and Improper Telephone Communication.

Communication of False Information of Planned Arson is a felony offense that carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

First conviction is considered a misdemeanor. The sentence can include you could face up to $500 fine and/or 6 months in prison. Second and subsequent convictions will be considered a felony and the sentence can include a fine up to $5,000 and/or up to 2 years in prison. 

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