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BROCKTON – A Saudi Arabian man has pleaded not guilty to a charge that he threatened to blow up the Brockton Hospital and assaulted hospital workers on Saturday night, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz announced today.
Saud Alonize (DOB: 01/12/1995) currently living in Brockton, was arraigned in Brockton District Court on one count of Assault and Battery, one count of Threat to Commit a Crime, one count of Assault on a Heath Care Provider and one count of Disorderly Conduct. He pleaded not guilty and was held on $2,500 cash bail that was set by Judge Julie Bernard. The Commonwealth, represented by ADA Jonathan Schulman, requested $100,000.
At 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Brockton Detectives responded to the Brockton Hospital after Alonize told hospital workers that he would strap a bomb to himself and come back to blow up the hospital. He bruised the wrist of one heath care worker and shot blood from a facial injury at another worker. The facial injury, caused from an earlier fight with a roommate, was what originally brought him to the hospital Saturday night. Police reported that he appeared intoxicated that night.
Alonize reported to hospital staff and Brockton detectives that he was from Saudi Arabia. He has been ordered to surrender his passport to the Probation Department, report to Probation weekly, if he posts bail, and remain drug and alcohol free.
His case has been continued until March 16, 2016 for Pre-trial Hearing.