A 48-year-old man has been arrested after accusations of threatening hospital staff and spitting in the face of a doctor at a Greeley hospital.

According to the Greeley Tribune, police responded to a report of a man threatening a family on 8th avenue in Evans on March 16.

According to one of the victims, Robert Hastings, 48, was threatening to hit the window of their pickup truck with a large stick with a horseshoe attached to the end. Hastings said he was scared because the truck stopped and revved its engine. He was taken into custody for violating a restraining order with a makeshift weapon and felony menacing.

In the process of his arrest, Hastings made threats against the arresting officers. In the early morning of March 17th, he was released from jail on a mental health hold. However, the doctor who checked Hastings at North Colorado Medical Center told police that Hastings said he was "going to find (the doctor)" when he gets out, break his knees and kill him.

The doctor went on to say that Hastings spit in his face. As police attempted to get him under control and take him back to jail, he made threats at hospital staff on the way out.

Hastings was again arrested, this time on charges of second-degree assault, harassment and disorderly conduct.

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