St. James Healthcare

St. James Healthcare went on lockdown Thursday evening due to a suicidal female armed with a handgun.

St. James Healthcare was on lockdown for about an hour Thursday evening after a suicidal woman locked herself in a secluded area of the hospital with a handgun. After Butte-Silver Bow police negotiators spoke with her, she came out and the incident ended, said Butte-Silver Bow County Sheriff Ed Lester.

The emergency room was not disrupted, the hospital was always operational, and the patients and surrounding community were never in danger, he said.


Nat'l Resources / General Reporter

Environmental and natural resources reporter for the Montana Standard.

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