Arrest Made In Active Shooter Report at St. Catherine’s in Garden City
KSCB News - November 9, 2017 4:43 pm
(westernkansasnews.com) An arrest been made stemming from the “active shooter” report at St. Catherine’s Hospital Wednesday night. The following is a release from the Garden City Police Department:
On November 8, 2017, at 7:20 p.m. the Garden City Police Department received two reports at approximately the same time reporting a possible active shooter at St. Catherine Hospital (401 E Spruce St.)
Officers of the Garden City Police Department, Finney County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Highway Patrol, Holcomb Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation responded.
Officers arrived on scene and conducted a protective sweep of the facility. No shooter or victims were located.
The investigation revealed that Centura Health/Catholic Health Initiatives had received email threats referencing a civil litigation case they were involved in. As a precaution and after consultation with law enforcement St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City and the hospital in Grant County decided to initiate their security protocol and placed the hospitals on limited access based on the email threats. Neither location nor associates were named in the threat. When they did this, two people in the hospital at St. Catherine were unaware of why the hospital initiated their security protocols and contacted friends and family reporting that something was going on in the hospital. The friends and family took the information provided to them and called the Garden City Police reporting a possible active shooter.
Further investigation led police to identify a suspect, Scott Bain (51) of Ulysses who allegedly was sending the earlier emails. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office was able to locate and arrest Bain. He was arrested and lodged in the Grant County Jail for Aggravated Criminal Threat for the earlier emails. The Garden City Police Department is assisting the Grant County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation.
A report was taken for Aggravated Criminal Threat for the reported active shooter at St. Catherine Hospital. This report was unfounded. For further information about the initial criminal threat by email, contact the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.