Thursday, May 24

UCPD looks for man accused of threatening to burn down medical center


University police are searching for a man who allegedly threatened to burn down UCLA’s medical center in Santa Monica.

Steve Morell, 50, allegedly threatened to burn down the hospital and lit a small trash can in a hospital bathroom Monday, according to a UCPD alert. Morell then left the hospital.

UCPD described Morell as white, 200 pounds and 5 feet 11 inches tall with brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, a gray sweatshirt, swimming trunks, a Timberland construction boot and a New Balance tennis shoe.

This case is still under investigation. Anyone with information about this case can call UCPD at 310-825-1491.

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City and crime editor

Preal is the assistant news editor for the city and crime beat. He was previously a news reporter for the city and crime beat.


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