Saturday 19 August 2017

New York doctor sent email to newspaper before killer attack

Daniel O'Connor

The man who killed a female doctor at a hospital at a New York hospital last Friday sent a disturbing email to a New York newspaper just two hours before the attack.

Dr. Henry Bello (45) opened fire with an AR-15 assault rifle at the Bronx-Lebanon hospital where he used to work, killing one person and wounding six others before turning the gun on himself.

The New York Daily News has since reported that Mr. Bello had sent them an email two hours before the attack to blame the medical centre for ruining his career in medicine.

Bello was forced to resign from the hospital within a year of working there after he was accused for sexually harassing a co-worker.

Patients exit the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital as they respond to an active shooter north of Manhattan in New York on June 30, 2017.
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Patients exit the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital as they respond to an active shooter north of Manhattan in New York on June 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZEDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images

In an email sent to the Daily News, Bello wrote; "The hospital terminated my road to a licensure to practice medicine.

"First I was told because I always kept to myself. Then I was told because it was because of an altercation with a nurse. I only told her I would be there to see the patient’s family in a minute, but she felt I was rude to her."

NYPD officers stand guard outside the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital as they respond to an active shooter north of Manhattan in New York on June 30, 2017.
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NYPD officers stand guard outside the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital as they respond to an active shooter north of Manhattan in New York on June 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZEDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images

He explained that he congratulated her after the nurse supposedly sent out an email urging other staff members to file complaints against him.

"She sent out an email to everybody telling them to file complaints against me so I can be terminated for being rude to her," Mr Bello said.

"I only said it in the email, it remains to be seen if my life is meaningless or disposable."

He continued by saying all of the complaints were the work of one doctor, whose identity was protected by the Daily News when publishing the email.

NYPD officers walk outside the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital as they respond to an active shooter north of Manhattan in New York on June 30, 2017.
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NYPD officers walk outside the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital as they respond to an active shooter north of Manhattan in New York on June 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZEDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images

Bello said that the unnamed doctor "felt the chairman should have never hired me and he made sure I never completed my program.

"Blocking me from getting a permit, telling me I am not guaranteed to finish despite $400,000 of my money went to this hospital and the family medicine department."

FDNY members walk outside the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital as they respond to an active shooter north of Manhattan in New York on June 30, 2017.
/ AFP PHOTO / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZEDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images
FDNY members walk outside the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital as they respond to an active shooter north of Manhattan in New York on June 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZEDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images

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