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Suspect slashes 22 hospital employees’ tires as they work during the coronavirus pandemic: Police

A New York man was arrested Friday for after nearly two dozen hospital workers finished their shifts that morning and discovered their tires slashed.

New York State Police announced in a statement that they arrested Daniel Hall, 29, for second-degree criminal mischief, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and second-degree auto stripping. Hall was accused of slashing the tires on 22 cars parked in the parking lot of New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital in Courtlandt.

Citing officials, the Rockland/Westchester Journal News reported that the hospital will pay for the damages.

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“We were shocked to hear of this incident, especially at this time when our employees are working tirelessly and courageously through this crisis,” the hospital said in a statement emailed to the news outlet.

State Police said Hall had a small amount of PCP on him at the time of his arrest. He remains jailed on $1,500 cash bail or a $5,000 secure bond.

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