Man detained at Augusta University Medical Center

Man detained at Augusta University Medical Center
A man has been detained at Augusta University Medical Center after a dispute with employees, situation is under control by authorities.

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - A man has been detained at Augusta University Medical Center after a dispute with employees, situation is under control by authorities.

Reports swirled that there was an active shooter on the campus of Augusta University Medical Center, Stacy Eidson who is an on call spokesperson for Augusta University Medical Center told FOX 54 that there was an incident that occurred at the hospital with an irate man who threw a fire extinguisher through a glass window, however there was not an active shooter on the campus of the hospital.

The man was detained and arrested by authorities who were on the scene.

AU Medical Center statement on incident:

A visitor who was described to be wearing a mask was seen approaching the Emergency Department at AU Medical Center shortly after 5:30 p.m. with what appeared to be a weapon. He was apprehended before entering the building and immediately taken into custody. No patients, staff or visitors were harmed as a result, and no weapon was ever discharged. A fire alarm was pulled by a bystander in response but no actual fire was detected. Hospital security and AU Police are working to further investigate the incident.

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