AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) – Officers were called to Children’s Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus just after midnight on Saturday after a man allegedly entered the hospital with a handgun.
The Aurora Police Department said that the man had somehow entered the hospital through an employee entrance at around 12:20 a.m. Saturday.
Officers with the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus Police Department made contact with the suspect and took him into custody. Officers with APD arrived shortly thereafter.
The suspect was identified as 27-year-old Jeremy Tate.
A weapon was recovered, according to police. However, APD said Tate had no intent to harm and Children’s Colorado was not a target.
Tate had minor injuries to a finger at the time of his arrest, but officers do not know if the injury happened before or after entering the hospital. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment before being transported to APD’s jail.
Children’s Colorado confirmed no one else was injured during the incident.
Tate was arrested for the following:
- Six outstanding warrants – three felonies, one misdemeanor, two traffic warrants
- Possession of a weapon by a previous offender
- Possession of a dangerous and illegal weapon
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Possession of a large-capacity magazine
According to Children’s Hospital Colorado, Tate was not a current or former hospital employee.
Children’s Hospital Colorado released a statement on the incident:
“The safety of everyone on our premises, including patients, patient families, visitors and team members, remains our priority and Children’s Colorado is conducting a comprehensive investigation of this incident.”
Police do not know why Tate entered through the employee entrance armed with a gun.