• A Wrens man is in custody after entering Jefferson Hospital with a handgun, assaulting an employee and standing off with Louisville police officers Thursday afternoon.

    “The assailant attacked a hospital employee in what appears to be an isolated, targeted incident,” a hospital spokesman said. “Local police responded immediately and apprehended the gunman and now have him in custody. The hospital immediately went on lockdown as a matter of safety protocol.”

Opinion

It could have been bad. It could have been real bad.
Tragedy was averted last week when officers took down a man who had entereed Jefferson Hospital with a semi-automatic pistol, threatened one employee with it, and then forced his ex-girlfriend from the lab and into the parking lot where he attempted to abduct her from the premises.