Police Arrest 'Heavily Armed Suspect' Inside UK Chandler Hospital
An armed suspect was arrested at the University of Kentucky's Chandler Hospital Thursday, prompting a massive response from local and federal law enforcement officers.
UK Police Chief Joe Monroe said the department was tipped off by another agency that the suspect, 44-year-old Bryan Carroll, of Versailles, was headed to the hospital to visit a family member and could be "armed and dangerous."
Monroe said police found Carroll as he was leaving the hospital and took him into custody immediately.
Firearms and body armor were found in the suspect's possession, and possible explosives were found in his vehicle, Monroe said.
Monroe said Carroll will face multiple local and federal charges.
University of Kentucky police are asking people to avoid the area of the UK Chandler emergency room on South Limestone Street where a suspicious package was found Thursday. WUKY's Arlo Barnette reports there are police, EMS and firefighters on the scene. ATF agents and FBI Louisville's Lexington agency are at the scene to assist local police. We'll continue to have updates throughout the afternoon.
From UK Alert:
UK HealthCare employees arriving for afternoon shifts are asked to avoid Nicholasville Road. Use Alumni Drive from Tates Creek Road and park in the Orange Lot at Kroger Field even if you do not have a permit for that lot. Use the shuttle.
The UK COVID-19 vacinnation clinic is still open, but due to the South Limestone/Nicholasville Road closure, expect detours in the area.
Nicholasville Road/South Limestone is closed to traffic both northbound and southbound between Cooper/Waller Drive and Virginia Avenue/Huguelet Drive in the vicinity of UK Chandler Hospital. Please take alternate routes.
Individuals should avoid the area surrounding UK Chandler Emergency Department on South Limestone. Individuals may resume all other activities in other areas of campus.