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Friday, October 12, 2018

St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas on Lockdown; Man with Gun Threatening Himself

UPDATE: 5:23 p.m. --

St. Elizabeth Hospital in Fort Thomas is no longer on lockdown after police reported that the man with a gun in his car shot himself. 

Police said the man was suicidal. 

After a nearly two-hour standoff and negotiation, he shot himself and was immediately taken into the hospital.


St. Elizabeth Hospital in Fort Thomas is on lockdown with police and SWAT officers at the facility.

Police said there is a suicidal man in a vehicle parked in the hospital parking lot.

Employees and patients have been told to shelter in place. Police and the hospital say there is no threat inside the hospital and that police are negotiating with the man.

He is not threatening others currently.

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A "silver alert" came in over the loud speakers inside the hospital at about 3:30 p.m., notifying patients and staff to stay inside.

A source inside the hospital receiving treatment told Fort Thomas Matters that they did not know if there was an active shooter or not for over an hour.

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Fort Thomas and Newport police and SWAT officers have the car surrounded and are trying to negotiate with the man to turn himself over to police.


  1. Excellent Job By Fort Thomas And Newport Police Officers Thank You For Keeping Our Community Safe Thank God No Police Officers We're Hurt. We Do Appreciate Our Police More Than You Know God Bless You All And Keep You Safe❤