DENVER (CBS4) – One man has been taken into custody after an incident at the VA Hospital facility in Denver where he allegedly held a nurse at gunpoint.

The VA incident commander told CBS4 that a male was in an exam room with a female nurse practitioner and “held her there.” The man had a gun.

“The patient did have a weapon, the weapon was loaded and he did, according to our initial reports, he did hold the staff member at gunpoint,” said VA Medical Center acting Director Corey Ramsey.

The suspect had an appointment on the 8th floor of the medical center. The motivation for the attack remains unclear.

There are no reports of any injuries and the nurse is doing well despite having a gun pointed at her.

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The initial call came in at 8:20 a.m. but was over 10 minutes later after VA police defused the situation.

The medical center was placed on lockdown while the situation was resolved. No one was evacuated.

The suspect remained at the VA in a holding cell as of noon Thursday.  The VA said it will follow federal guidelines for filing charges.

The VA Medical Center is located at 10th and Clermont in Denver.


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