So what caused the hospital lockdowns Monday?

Posted at 6:59 AM, Dec 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-01 08:59:59-05

Penrose Hospital, then Memorial Hospital, were locked down on Monday in Colorado Springs, but little information was released at the time.

Now police say both incidents were related, but the suspect that caused the lockdowns was not a danger.

Colorado Springs Police said officers were sent to Penrose Main Hospital at 11:16 a.m. Monday in "reference to a possible threat to a patient, by an identified suspect."

Officers said they searched Penrose, but didn't find the suspect and the lockdown was lifted.

Minutes later, we learned Memorial Hospital was on lockdown.

Police now say that's because they received information that the suspect was possibly at Memorial Hospital.

Officers searched the hospital, but did not find the suspect.

However, police said as officers were clearing the scene, they spotted the suspect in a vehicle outside the hospital.

"[Officers] conducted a traffic stop," police said. "After questioning the suspect, it was determined that there was no probable cause for an arrest and the suspect was not a danger to the patient or the public."


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