Capitol Hill Hospital Locked Down After Man Threatens to Kill Wife and Newborn

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Group Health’s birth center on its Capitol Hill campus at 15th Ave E and Thomas was under police lockdown late Thursday night following threats made by a man who told a 911 operator he would find a way to kill himself, his newborn child and his wife whom he said was in labor at the hospital. According to police radio transmissions, officers were told by a nurse reviewing security footage that the man had entered the hospital around 10:10 PM. A subsequent search did not turn up the man and hospital staff and police remained in position at entrances to secure the building.


According to a police radio report, the man is a resident of Sea-Tac. Police were looking for a white male, about 6 foot tall, 220 pounds.