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October 27th, 2010

Story Contact: Christian Basi, 573-882-4430,

COLUMBIA, Mo. ­— The University Hospital was locked down at noon today. University officials have reason to believe that a violent individual may seek access to the hospital. The lockdown was initiated to ensure the safety of patients, visitors and staff.

No other buildings on campus are affected at this time.  

“We believe the rest of campus is safe at this time,” MUPD Chief Jack Watring said. “We have no reason to believe that this individual will seek access to any other building on campus.” 

Patients, visitors and staff will have access to the hospital but will be screened as they enter and leave. Updates will be provided as available.