Man Coats Hospital Food in Liquid Mercury

A man allegedly spread at least six pounds of liquid mercury in various locations at Albany Medical Center because he was in a billing dispute with administrators.

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ALBANY, N.Y. — A man allegedly spread at least six pounds of liquid mercury in various locations at Albany Medical Center because he was in a billing dispute with administrators.

Martin Kimber reportedly put the toxic substance in the hospital cafeteria’s salad bar, in a toaster, in an ice cream freezer and on chicken tenders, The Christian Science Monitor reports. A hospital employee who ate the chicken tenders was treated in the emergency room.

Kimber, who is a licensed pharmacist, faces up to life in prison for two chemical weapon counts, and up to 10 years for product tampering.

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