Standoff Ends Peacefully at Virginia Baptist Hospital - abc27 WHTM

Standoff Ends Peacefully at Virginia Baptist Hospital


UPDATE: 11:15p.m.

Lynchburg, VA - Hospital officials have confirmed to ABC 13 that a standoff involving a 77 year old patient at Virginia Baptist Hospital has come to a close.

At 11:15 p.m. hospital officials say the man exited the area that he had barricaded himself in.

Officials say at no time were any other patients in danger. No police were hurt during the incident.


Lynchburg, VA - Lynchburg Police are on the scene at Virginia Baptist Hospital Thursday night.

Police said a 77-year-old man has barricaded himself in a kitchen area on the third floor.  Police say the man is a patient at the hospital.

Officers on the scene tell ABC 13 News the man has a knife but doesn't have any hostages with him.

Officers, and hospital officials said no other patients are in any danger.

As of 11 p.m. police presence outside the hospital had quieted down considerably.


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