SWAT called on armed man at Mercy Hospital in Folsom

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FOLSOM, Calif. (KTXL) — A 32-year-old man is in custody after threatening staff at Dignity Health Mercy Hospital on Creekside Drive in Folsom, according to police.

Around 2 a.m. Wednesday, Brian Steffes walked into the hospital lobby seeking medical attention. At the time, police say his face was covered with a bandana and he was wearing a bulletproof vest.

Brian Steffes was booked into the Sacramento County Jail on several felony charges. (Photo Courtesy: Folsom Police Department)

Hospital staff noticed Steffes had a holstered handgun in his possession.

According to police, Steffes refused to store the gun in his car and became erratic, destroying property in the lobby.

SWAT and crisis negotiation teams responded to the hospital and successfully got Steffens to surrender after speaking with him on the phone.

Police say Steffes was medically cleared and booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail. He faces several felony charges, including criminal threats, using a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm and for being armed in commission of a felony.

No one was injured during the incident.


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