Police arrest man who fired gun outside Arizona hospital

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Police arrested a 41-year-old man who reportedly fired several shots and threatened to shoot himself near Gilbert, Ariz.-based Banner Gateway Medical Center June 14, AZCentral reports.

A police department spokesperson told AZCentral police were called to an area near the hospital just after 1:20 p.m. Thursday following reports of a man with a gun.

The spokesperson said there was never an active shooter at the hospital, but the facility was placed on brief lockdown.

When confronted, the suspect was initially compliant, but proceeded to fire a round into the air and make "suicidal motions." The individual eventually surrendered and was arrested. No injuries occured.

In a June 14 statement to ABC 15 Arizona, Banner Gateway Medical Center said, "A situation occurred this afternoon near the campus of Banner Gateway Medical Center and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert. An individual with a weapon was taken into custody by the Gilbert Police Department in the parking lot at the medical office building on the campus. No injuries occurred. As a result, Banner Gateway/Banner MD Anderson went on lockdown for a brief period. An all-clear was given and Banner Gateway/Banner MD Anderson are returning to normal operations."

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