Rush City Man Commits Suicide In Wyoming Hospital

Thursday, July 19th, 2012 at 6:54 am

A Rush City man is dead after officials say he committed suicide inside a Chisago County hospital room Wednesday morning.

Wyoming police say staff at Fairview Lakes Medical Center found a 68-year-old Rush City man dead in his single-occupancy room after hearing the sound of a gunshot around 11:30 a.m.

Authorities say no other patients or staff were in the man’s room at the time of the shooting, but people were in nearby rooms and in the hallway.

Police locked down the entrances to the hospital to restrict access to and from the building, but said there was never a threat to other patients or staff.

The man, who’s name is not being released at this time, checked himself into the hospital Tuesday night for routine medical procedures. KSTP reports that the man had no history of mental health issues.

Fairview Lakes Medical Center has no metal detectors.


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