Armed, Suicidal Man Causes Lockdown At Denton Presbyterian Hospital

By Matt Goodman, CBSDFW.COM
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Taken from a room at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Denton on Oct. 18, a man is inside the dark truck in the center of the frame threatening to kill himself.

DENTON (CBSDFW.COM) – An armed man was arrested after causing Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to lockdown when he threatened to kill himself outside the emergency room Tuesday afternoon.

Texas Health Resources spokeswoman Richel Raya said the man was outside the entrance with the weapon at about 3 p.m. Employees raced inside and locked the hospital down. Denton Police were on location.

Michael Hansen, a witness on the scene and a CBS 11 employee, said the man retreated to a dark colored truck in the center of the parking lot. At about 3:45 p.m., the man exited the truck and was taken into custody without incident.

Denton Police spokesman Ryan Grelle said the man was shouting about killing himself and donating his organs to someone else. The suspect has not been identified.

This is a developing story, follow for further details.


One Comment

  1. L. Ross says:

    My daughter who is 8 months pregnant, was in the lockdown during all of this, and this man needs help. He put alot of people in danger, and stressed so many unhealthy people more than they needed. They need to commit this man.

  2. darrell says:

    he is lucky he isnt in dallas. dallas SWAT would have had a pool going on who would tap him first.

  3. Rick McDaniel says:

    The streets seem to be full of mentally deranged people, these days.

    That’s because no one actually takes any action, where action is needed, until someone gets killed.

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