Updated: Bartlett Regional Hospital cancels lockdown after police locate suspect who threatened staff

Emergency room entrance at Bartlett Regional Hospital.
Emergency room entrance at Bartlett Regional Hospital. (Photo by Jennifer Canfield/KTOO)

Update, 10:45 p.m.

The lockdown has been lifted.

According to an email from the hospital spokesperson, the Juneau Police Department found the individual who made the threat. They determined the threat was not credible.  District and city attorneys confirmed that no crime was committed.

Original story:

Bartlett Regional Hospital is on lockdown after someone threatened emergency department staff. 

According to Bartlett spokesperson Katie Bausler, a person with a known history of violence threatened to shoot staff members in the emergency department. 

The Juneau Police Department is looking for the person who made the threat to determine if it’s credible. Officers are also assisting Bartlett with security. 

The hospital will continue to closely check all patients arriving at the entrance until the lockdown is lifted.

This post has been updated. 

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