- Associated Press - Monday, January 26, 2015

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A correction officer has been arrested on charges he reported a false incident that prompted the lockdown of a Long Island hospital and a major police response.

Ebbie Kurian, of Islip Terrace, was arraigned Monday on charges including falsifying business records, official misconduct and obstructing governmental administration.

Prosecutors say Kurian was assigned to guard an inmate at Nassau University Medical Center last February when he used his radio alarm to call for assistance. Authorities say he was found with a 5-inch-long superficial cut to his scalp and neck.

Prosecutors say Kurian claimed his injuries were inflicted by an unknown individual.

As a result, they say the hospital was placed on lockdown for several hours while authorities investigated the incident for hours.

A call to Kurian’s attorney wasn’t immediately returned.


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