Patient 'threatened to kill female doctor and burn health centre'
A patient allegedly threatened to kill a female GP after he became aggressive during a consultation.
Kevin Ryan (43) is also accused of threatening to burn down a health centre in west Dublin.
Judge David McHugh adjourned the case to a date next month.
The defendant, of River Road, Castleknock, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court, charged with making threats to kill or cause serious harm to a GP.
He is further charged with threatening to cause criminal damage.
The incident allegedly took place at Roselawn Health Centre in Blanchardstown last May 30.
Gda Sinead Rowe said Mr Ryan made no reply to the charge after caution and he was handed a true copy of the charge sheet.
The officer asked that bail be extended to the new sheet.
The court heard that the DPP had directed summary trial of the charges in the district court, where the penalties on conviction are less severe.
Outlining the allegation for jurisdiction purposes, Gda Rowe alleged that Mr Ryan was in a consultation with a female doctor when he became aggressive.
Gda Rowe alleged that Mr Ryan threatened to kill the doctor and said he then threatened to burn down the health centre.
Judge McHugh said he would accept jurisdiction to deal with the charges in the district court, after confirming that the allegation was "a verbal threat".
The judge ordered the disclosure of any documents, including statements, in relation to the allegations to Mr Ryan's legal team.
Defence solicitor Simon Fleming was assigned on free legal aid.
Mr Ryan has not yet indicated a plea to the charges.
He was remanded on continuing bail to appear before the court again next month.