Man Barricades Himself Inside Broward Health Medical Center

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Police came in large numbers to respond to reports of a man with a knife

Man with knife barricades himself inside Broward Health Medical Center

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Swat teams responded to Broward Health Medical Center on Wednesday after an armed man barricaded himself inside his hospital room.

The 38 year old, who remains unidentified at this time, was a patient at the hospital. He threatened to hurt himself with a knife, and the hospital staff alerted police.

The man had locked himself in a fifth floor room, which went under lockdown.

Negotiators were finally able to talk to the man on the phone and surrendered peacefully. The man suffered minor self inflicted injures and was taken into custody under the Florida’s Baker Act.

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