Lockdown at Rutland Regional results in arrest

RUTLAND— Rutland Regional Medical Center was put into a lockdown early Friday afternoon due to threats made against the hospital’s emergency department. At 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, Rutland Regional Medical Center’s main campus and Rutland Women’s Healthcare Clinic were put on lockdown. This precaution was in response to a phone threat made to the hospital about a patient. The Rutland Police Department arrested Paul Rice Sr. of Rutland and cited him for false public alarm and impeding emergency services. The lockdown was lifted at 12:10 p.m. and business continued for the rest of the day.

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