Greeneville Police have taken the man into custody who barricaded himself in a restroom at Laughlin Memorial Hospital.
A release from Detective Captain Timothy P. Davis with the Greeneville Police Department says David Justin Lee Story broke a sprinkler with a knife, sounding the fire alarm and flooding the bathroom he was barricaded in. Story was treated for non-life threatening injuries before being taken into custody.
He is now charged with Felony Vandalism and Disorderly Conduct. He is being held at the Greene County Detention Center under a $450,000 bond. His initial court appearance is set for Monday, February 11th at the Greene County Sessions Court.
Police are negotiating with a man who has barricaded himself in a restroom at Laughlin Memorial Hospital, a police spokesman confirmed to News Channel 11.
The man is alone in a bathroom at the public entrance to the E.R.
No patients or staff are in any danger, police say.
Captain Tim Davis said officers aren’t aware if the man is armed.
Davis said security personnel is not allowing people to enter the emergency department through the main entrance.
Davis said the situation has been going on since Friday afternoon.
Look for updates to this developing story.