Police arrest armed man outside Illinois hospital

Police arrested a 21-year-old man on Monday for reportedly attempting to enter Pekin (Ill.) Hospital with a gun, according to the Woodford Times.

Pekin Police Public Information Officer Mike Eeten told the Woodford Times that a relative of Brandon Ihnes contacted police early Monday morning and said Mr. Ihnes was on his way to Pekin Hospital and may have a gun.

The hospital was placed on lockdown while police inside and outside the facility looked for Mr. Ihnes, according to the report.

Authorities said Mr. Ihnes was in possession of a gun when police arrested him shortly before 8:00 a.m. on Monday as he was attempting to enter the hospital. Police do not know why he was going to the hospital with the gun.

Mr. Ihnes was charged with possession of a firearm without a Firearm Owners Identification card or a concealed carry permit. On Monday, he was being held in Tazewell County jail.

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