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Shooting threat prompts lockdown at Michigan clinic, hospital

Hospital Safety Insider, March 17, 2016

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A 53-year-old man was arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot staff at a Dowagiac, Michigan, hospital and clinic on March 10, according to a report from WXMI-TV.

The report said that an employee at the Borgess-Lee Medical Group clinic contacted police at about 9 a.m. a man called and threatened to shoot people at the clinic. The employee told police the man was a patient who was upset with the clinic, according to a release.

Before carrying out that threat, the report said, the man told the employee he was going to The Timbers of Cass County, a nearby rehabilitation hospital, to visit a relative.  He was arrested there without incident, according to the report.

Both the clinic and Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital in Dowagiac were both placed on lockdown while police investigated the threat, the report said.

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