BEND, OR -- St. Charles Medical Center went into lock-out, Monday afternoon, to allow for a Bend Police investigation. The hospital's doors were locked at 2:42 p.m. while officers searched for a person of interest in an ongoing investigation.
Lieutenant Clint Burleigh wouldn't comment on the nature of the investigation, but tells KBND News the hospital was not in any danger, "It was more of a precautionary measure in regards to just a threat that we were looking into. We had some information that the person might be at St. Charles. There was no threat to St. Charles, there's no threat to anybody in St. Charles, other than the unknown threat that could happen in the case we were looking at." He says the person they were looking for was neither a patient of staff member, "We don't think there were any safety issues to, or concerns for, anybody at the hospital, the hospital itself, or inside the city of Bend. We're just looking into this a little further, trying to figure out what we can do locate the person involved in this."
The subject was not found and the lock-out was lifted about an hour after it began.