Shortly after 10:30am, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department were dispatched to Mind Springs Health on a report of an armed subject inside the hospital. Officers immediately responded to the area and the hospital was locked down. Additionally, Nisley Elementary and Bookcliff Middle School were put in shelter in place. An emergency notification went out to registered phone numbers for addresses within a quarter mile radius of the hospital to shelter in place, as well.
Personnel with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, as well as SWAT teams with both the GJPD and the MCSO, responded to assist. The hospital was searched and cleared by law enforcement and the subject was not located. Ultimately, the perimeter around the hospital was cleared and returned to normal operations. The shelter in place orders were also released.
Officers worked with witnesses and hospital personnel to positively identify the subject. Shortly before 2:00pm, officers with the GJPD were able to make contact with the male subject in the area of 29 1/2 Road and Patterson. The male has been detained for further investigation. We are not looking for any additional subjects related to this incident and there is no further safety threat to the community.