“There was nobody on the premises (Western Missouri Medical Center) with a long gun. There was no one in the hospital with a long gun.”
Those were the words of Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Bill Lowe at a press conference after the threat of an active shooter at the facility last Friday morning came to an end.
Into the weekend, an investigation was ongoing to determine how the threat was made. Unknown, was if it was through phone, social media or by other means.
Darinda Dick, WMMC CEO, said earlier that morning, they were alerted of a threat made by a former patient who had an assault rifle. At that point, the hospital went into lockdown and authorities were notified.
Within minutes, the Highway Patrol, Johnson County Sheriff and Warrensburg Police Departments…
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