Police: Man unsatisfied with surgery threatened Wilkes-Barre General Hospital

By Travis Kellar - [email protected] | July 12th, 2017 8:41 am

WILKES-BARRE — A former patient of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital made threats after claiming he was not satisfied with a surgical procedure he received, according to police.

Gregory Fessler, 60, of Dallas, is facing charges of making terroristic threats stemming from the incident.

Police said officers were dispatched to the hospital on North River Street at 4:48 p.m. Tuesday for a report of threats being received. Employees reported to police that Fessler had called them regarding the surgical procedure he received in 2012, and that he was not satisfied with it.

Fessler allegedly made threats of shooting doctors and left voicemails making threats of a mass shooting.

Police said charges have been filed accordingly. A criminal docket for Fessler could not be found Wednesday morning.


By Travis Kellar

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