Hospital Given All Clear after Security Event

Reports of a complete lockdown of Bay Area Hospital circulated on social media this morning following a possible security event on the hospital campus. Hospital officials confirmed it was on lockdown while authorities investigated unconfirmed reports that a suspect had a rifle in the parking lot. Police gave an all clear, and hospital operations have returned to normal. Patient care was not impacted by the investigation. Bay Area Hospital is located in Coos Bay is the largest hospital on the Oregon Coast and serves as a regional referral center.

This entry was posted on Monday, January 21st, 2019 and is filed under Local News.