Greg Branson

Update at 2:30pm–Saint Anthony’s Medical Center has reopened following a six hour lockdown.

The Saint Louis County Tactical units swept the facility after an armed robber attempted to hold up the Hospice House early this morning.
St. Louis County Police Officer Brian Schelmann says the gunmen fled out a back door without any drugs and remains at large.
No description of the suspect as yet. No one was hurt.  An investigation into how the suspect was able to gain entrance into the locked facility has begun.


Update at 10:30 a.m.—KMOX’s Maria Keena reporting from the scene that St. Louis County Police have cleared the Hospice building on the St. Anthony’s campus. Police believe the gunman failed in his attempt to rob the facility of narcotics, and fled–perhaps out an unlocked back door. Police continue to interview witnesses and search for the suspect.

Update at 9:30 a.m.—St. Louis County Police now say they believe the suspected gunman may have fled the scene. The hospital campus remains on lockdown while that search continues. Police say no one, including patients being treated at the Hospice facility, have been injured.

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – St. Anthony’s Hospital on Kennerly Road in south St. Louis County is on lockdown after an armed suspect entered the hospice center this morning and barricaded himself inside. St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman tells KMOX the suspect entered the center shortly before seven a-m in an apparent attempt to rob the center of narcotics. Schellman says he does not believe the suspect is holding a hostage. The St. Louis County SWAT team remains at the scene.

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