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.


SOURCES:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1991/09/22/utah-man-surrenders-after-killing-nurse-holding-9-hostages-for-17-hours/f2192131-09dc-4b58-ba63-f898f2ebb78a/


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alta_View_Hospital_hostage_incident


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