Patient, 88, Shoots Self in Hospital Bathroom

Published: July 10, 2011

PITTSBURGH — A man who sought treatment at St. Clair Hospital’s emergency department committed suicide in a hospital bathroom July 8. He had been complaining of shortness of breath and nausea.

Hospital personnel took Milton Levine, 88, to an examination room, but he told a nurse he had to go to the bathroom, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Levine shot himself in the head with a handgun he had concealed from staff.

The nurse was waiting outside the bathroom door and heard a noise. He found Levine dead in the bathroom.

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