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SUSPECT ALLEGEDLY STARTS FIRE & THEN FLOODS UNITY POINT ST. LUKE’S

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Updated 3:28pm 4/11/18

A SIOUX CITY MAN TAKEN TO ST. LUKE’S UNITY POINT HOSPITAL TUESDAY NIGHT IS FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY STARTING A FIRE IN THE MEDICAL CENTER.

34-YEAR-OLD DAVID WARNER IS CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE ARSON AND CRIMINAL MISCHIEF.

COURT DOCUMENTS STATE THAT WARNER WAS BROUGHT TO THE HOSPITAL FOR AN EVALUATION THAT HE REQUESTED SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WHILE THERE, POLICE SAY HE SET A ROLL OF TOILET PAPER ON FIRE IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM EXAM WARD.

WHEN THE SPRINKLER ACTIVATED IN THE ROOM, WARNER ALLEGEDLY BROKE THE SPRINKLER HEAD, CAUSING A CONSTANT FLOW OF WATER WHICH FLOODED THE E.R. FIRST FLOOR HALLWAY, AMBULANCE ENTRANCE AND LOWER LEVEL KITCHEN.

WARNER FLED THE HOSPITAL BUT WAS ARRESTED AT 27TH AND JACKSON STREETS.

HE WAS BOOKED INTO THE WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL ON TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND.