New York man may have used chemical weapon against hospital

A former pharmacist from Ulster County, New York, allegedly used a chemical weapon against an Albany hospital and may face life in prison.

Martin Kimber, a former Poughkeepsie hospital pharmacist, was indicted on three counts of possessing and/or using a chemical weapon in addition to a violation of product tampering in May. Kimber was also allegedly linked to child pornography, the Poughkeepsie Journal reports.

Kimber allegedly contaminated food and heating elements with mercury at Albany Medical. Mercury acts as a neurotoxin and can kill nerve cells, resulting in brain damage, lung damage and respiratory failure. At least one person consumed food on March 2 that was laced with mercury.

Kimber was allegedly angry at Albany Medical over a medical bill he received. Surveillance camera footage and E-ZPass toll records connected Kimber with the mercury poisoning.

Kimber was arrested on April 25 and was indicted on May 17. His bail was denied after it was determined that he posed a potential danger to the community. Items found at his home during a search allegedly included two canisters of mercury, racist materials, 21 guns and at least three sexual images of young girls on his computer, the Times Herald Record reports.

Once the FBI concludes its investigation, Kimber could face charges of child pornography as well.