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The Alta View Hospital Hostage Situation - Curiosity #6

Updated: Jun 23, 2021


Richard Worthington | Via history.net


In September 1991, Rick Worthington broke into the Women's Center of Alta View Hospital in Sandy, UT with guns and a plan to blow up the entire building. He was furious that a doctor sterilized his wife even though she requested it. During the ensuing 18-hour hostage situation, he held nurses, newborns, and patients (including a laboring mom) inside the hospital with a pile of dynamite.


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20/20: In an Instant - Murder in the Maternity Ward


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