- Associated Press - Monday, July 13, 2020

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A man was charged Monday after allegedly threatening this weekend to use a gun at St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City.

Clinton Miller, 49, of Mokane, Missouri, was charged with first-degree making a terrorist threat, The Jefferson City News-Tribune reported.

Officers were called to the hospital at about 12:24 p.m. Sunday after Miller allegedly told emergency room staff he had a gun and would use it if he could not see his ex-wife and daughter, who had come to the hospital about an hour earlier.

Hospital officials locked down the facility, affecting more than 150 patients and staff, according to police.

Officers responding to the hospital found Miller sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot, and arrested him without incident. Officers did not find a firearm and Miller reportedly told police he did not have a gun.

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