ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - An inmate is facing more charges after authorities say he attempted to take a deputy’s gun in the emergency room at Regions Hospital.
St. Paul police say there were no shots fired, and no one was injured in the incident. Sgt. Paul Paulos says the deputy’s gun never left the holster.
The Ramsey County Jail often sends inmates to Regions for medical care. The sheriff’s office says the prisoner was awaiting extradition to Missouri on a parole violation.
Regions Hospital spokeswoman Annelise Searle says the incident happened shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday. She says the hospital is safe.
The hospital was never on lockdown and there was no evacuation.
St. Paul police and the hospital are investigating.
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