MISSOULA – St. Patrick Hospital was locked down overnight after reports of a shooting suspect at large in Missoula and Lake counties.
The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office issued a message concerning a public safety risk for Arlee and surrounding areas during a search for a suspect at large after shooting incidents in Missoula and Evaro late Thursday night, according to a news release.
The hospital activated a lockdown policy at 11:41 p.m. and cleared the lockdown at 1:43 a.m. on Friday.
“After receiving the public safety message, the hospital went into lockdown out of an abundance of caution for our patients and caregivers,” said James McKay, M.D., Chief Physician Executive – Acute Care.
“Staff monitored the incident, and by communicating with the Missoula County officials, determined there was no known immediate threat, and lifted the lockdown at 1:43 a.m. No patients were affected, and patient care was not impacted as a result of the lockdown.”