One Suspect Arrested After “Incident” At Covenant Medical In Lubbock
Details are still emerging from scene earlier Tuesday afternoon at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock where a suspect was in custody after initial calls to Lubbock Police included reports of a person with a gun.
The calls about a suspect with a gun led to the Lubbock Police to arrive at Covenant Medical and the hospital was placed on lockdown. According to KAMC, Lubbock Police initially said that they were called to Covenant Health due to an individual with a gun in the cafeteria.
In a statement released by Covenant Health, they said the incident was contained and at no time were guests or patients at risk of harm.
A situation unfolded at Covenant Medical Center this afternoon leading to the arrest of an individual by law enforcement.
The incident took place in a contained area of the hospital, resulting in the hospital being placed on a brief lock down. There was no immediate threat to our patients or visitors.
The safety of our patients, caregivers, and visitors is our top priority. We appreciate the swift response from the Lubbock Police Department, their coordination with our teams, and their partnership to keep our hospitals and facilities safe.
Covenant Health will not comment further but additional questions can be directed to the Lubbock Police Department.
As of this time, the Lubbock Police Department has not released any new details. KFYO will keep you updated with the latest when we get the information.
Covenant Medical Center was only briefly locked down and is back to full operations.