Chippewa County-Monte≠video Hospital was put in “lockdown” mode on Tuesday from 4:25 to 5 p.m. after Chippewa County Dispatch received a call from a person who said their son was in the hospital parking lot with a shotgun and was going to shoot a doctor.

Chippewa County-Monte­video Hospital was put in  “lockdown” mode on Tuesday from 4:25 to 5 p.m. after Chippewa County Dispatch received a call from a person who said their son was in the hospital parking lot with a shotgun and was going to shoot a doctor.

 

Montevideo Police Depart­ment and Chippewa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the call. One of the officers was familiar with the subject and the subject’s vehicle.

 

A search of the hospital parking lots and the VA Clinic lot was done, but the subject was not located.

 

A subsequent call was received saying the person in question may be in the Woodland Centers parking lot. Woodland Centers was also placed in lockdown, but the subject was not found.

 

A MPD officer made contact with the subject by phone. The subject said he was upset about being turned down by a doctor for a medical marijuana prescription.

 

A Ping was done of the man’s phone and he was located in Watson at his residence. Chippewa County deputies responded and made contact with the subject. He was transported to Rice Hospital in Willmar for an evaluation.

 

Montevideo Police Chief Adam Christopher said the name of the subject has not yet been released.


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