Man accused of attacking hospital aide held for court

A Pittsburgh man accused of falsely reporting a shooting and attacking a personal aide at UPMC Northwest in April was held for court Wednesday.

Grant Stamm, 27, appeared before district judge Patrick Lowrey during his preliminary hearing in Venango County Central Court.

Stamm, who is being represented by public defender Matthew Parson, was charged with a felony count of aggravated assault and a misdemeanor count of false alarm to an agency of public safety on April 27 after police said he called Venango County 911 earlier that morning and reported there was a shooting at the hospital.

After law enforcement officials arrived at the hospital, Stamm admitted the call was a prank, a criminal complaint filed through Lowrey’s office said.

Police were forced to respond to the hospital later that day after Stamm reportedly punched a personal aide while she was trying to take care of him, the complaint said.

Lowrey ruled Wednesday that both charges against Stamm will be bound over for further proceedings.