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Code silver causes lockdown at ATRMC

A man called the ED three times threatening to harm a patient. The code was resolved within two hours but the hospital remained locked down.

On Tuesday, July 20, a code silver was called at 8:30 a.m. at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center.

A code silver is called when there is a threat, attempt or active use of a weapon to cause harm. In this case, a man called the Asante Three Rivers Medical Center Emergency Department three times threatening to harm a patient.

The medical center was immediately locked down and no one was allowed entrance into the facility, other than those seeking emergency medical care.

After receiving medical treatment, the patient who was threatened was moved to a secure location by law enforcement officers. As of Tuesday afternoon, ATRMC remained on lockdown, and access to the hospital restricted to one entrance.

Additional security is monitoring entrances as well as the external campus for the person who made the threats. His photo and a description of a possible vehicle have been distributed among staff.

The code silver was cleared at 10:20 a.m.

This is the second time in two weeks a code silver was called at ATRMC. On July 6, a man had called in threats to the Emergency Department and later arrived at the entrance. He was unarmed and apprehended before he could enter the hospital.

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