STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WTAQ) - A hospital in Stevens Point was locked down for over an hour Monday, after a maintenance employee was mistakenly identified as having a rifle.
Police were called about 9:20 a.m., and were told a man had a gun on top of a parking ramp at St. Michael’s Hospital. But police later determined that the man was actually a maintenance worker who had a reciprocating saw which the caller thought was a weapon.
According to the Stevens Point Journal, streets around the hospital were blocked off – and the State Patrol was among several law enforcement units on the scene. No shots were fired, and the lockdown ended around 10:30 a.m. – 70 minutes after it began.