CAMP HILL, Pa. (WHTM) — A York County man was arrested after he allegedly attempted to kill his father, a patient at Penn State Holy Spirit Hospital located in Camp Hill.
According to police, the East Pennsboro Police Department was dispatched to Penn State Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill for an assault on Feb. 26 at around 7:17 p.m.
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According to an affidavit, police allege John Stoll Jr. of Wellsville had allegedly attempted to kill his 92-year-old father by covering his face with a blanket inside a patient room.
Police say that a staff member witnessed the incident and stopped the assault on the victim.
Police say Stoll Jr. was located in his truck outside the hospital and originally denied he was attempting to injure his father. Police say after further questioning, Stoll Jr. “admitted he was attempting to kill his father.”
Stoll Jr. was arrested and transported to Cumberland County Prison for arraignment. He is currently being held on $250,000 bail. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled before MDJ Sanderson.
Stoll Jr. is being charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, and strangulation. He is currently being held in the Cumberland County Prison on $250,000 bail.