Oakland, IA man stabs himself following chase in NE


January 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say an Iowa man stabbed himself in the parking lot of a hospital in Fremont following a chase. The Nebraska State Patrol says 55-year-old Kevin Morrissey, of Oakland, Iowa, was treated at the Fremont hospital before he was flown to an Omaha hospital. The patrol says a trooper stopped Morrissey’s car for speeding in Blair Thursday afternoon. A driver’s license check showed he was wanted on a warrant for possession of obscene material in Washington state.

Authorities say as the trooper returned to the car, Morrissey drove off. A chase ended 30 minutes later in Fremont when Morrissey clipped a semitrailer and turned into the parking of the Fremont Medical Center. The patrol says Morrissey began cutting his neck and stabbed himself in the leg before he was subdued.