Colorado Hospital Treating Victims of Planned Parenthood Shooting Placed on Brief Lockdown


A Colorado hospital that treated victims of the mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic last week was placed on a brief lockdown on Monday afternoon.

The presence of a suspicious person may have prompted the lockdown at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs, ABC 7 reported. The hospital had treated six victims of the shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic on Friday, which left three dead, including a police officer.

The lockdown at the hospital started just after 2 p.m. and lasted for about 45 minutes. It is unclear if there is any connection between Monday's lockdown and Friday's incident.

Penrose Hospital is no longer on lock down. There was a security concern. CSPD responded and the situation was resolved. Everyone is safe.

— Penrose-St. Francis Health Services (@psfhs) November 30, 2015

Robert Lewis Dear, the accused gunman in Friday's shooting, was taken into custody after a five-hour standoff. He is expected to appear before a court by video feed later Monday.