Saturday, October 01, 2005

Another Gun in the ER

From the Ukiah Daily Journal (Mendocino, CA):

Officers arrived on scene within a minute after receiving the call. Officers were flagged down outside the hospital and told that the man with the gun was still inside the ER. Officers along with sheriff's deputies, entered the emergency room and allegedly located Pedersen holding a gun to his head in one of the hospital rooms. The area around the room was immediately secured and Pedersen was contained to this one room, according to the Fort Bragg Police Department.

Also in this same room was a very ill patient with numerous medical apparatuses hooked up to him. A dialogue was established with Pedersen, and Pedersen was convinced into lowering his weapon so that the patient next to him could be moved out of the room.

When Pedersen lowered his hand gun, a Taser was deployed that immediately disabled Pedersen. Pedersen dropped his gun and he was immediately taken into custody without further incident.


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