Georgia Man Arrested After Charging Helipad in Pennsylvania

A 50-year-old Georgia man is in custody after police say he narrowly missed crashing his vehicle into a medical helicopter preparing to lift off from a western Pennsylvania hospital.

Mt. Lebanon police say Eric Logan was suffering from a "mental health issue'' when he charged St. Clair Hospital's ground-level helipad Sunday at a high speed, stopping inches from the helicopter carrying a 12-hour-old infant for transport.

Police say hospital security was able to subdue Logan after he exited his vehicle and appeared to be running toward the helicopter's pilot. Police arrived on scene and arrested Logan.

After allegedly making "erratic statements'' to officers, police secured an involuntary mental health commitment at the hospital for Logan. He remained under observation Sunday night.

Logan was charged with risking a catastrophe, assault and other offenses.

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