“I think it’s awful.”
“I really didn’t think anything would go on like this.”
Just hours after the FBI teams up with local and state authorities to effectively respond to active shooting scenarios in the Crescent City reality strikes Uptown.
“I think it’s insane because that’s the hospital. You’re supposed to be safe in the hospital.”
Police say 23-year-old Calvin Hines was fired from his job at Ochsner Baptist Hospital last week, and returned to the hospital today. When security told him to leave he came back a short time later, this time with his friend, 19-year-old Eugene Cox and nephew 17-yearr-old Corie Hines. Witnesses say Corie Hines started flashing a gun and the men fought with security near the main entrance.
Police say one of the guards disarmed Hines and within minutes all three men were arrested. Tonight they face multiple charges.
Ochsner Baptist Medical Center CEO Dawn Anuskiewicz says, “In response to this afternoon’s incident at Ochsner Baptist, we immediately followed our emergency and safety protocols. The situation was effectively managed and, thankfully, no one was harmed. Ochsner would like to re-assure all employees, patients and visitors of their safety while at Ochsner Baptist. We take security very seriously at all Ochsner locations and are vigilant about keeping our campus, employees, patients and visitors safe at all times. The New Orleans Police Department is overseeing the investigation, and we are giving them our complete cooperation.”