Armed Suspect Making Threats at Cottage ER, Now Detained

Armed suspect making threats to self-harm was arrested outside Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital emergency room today.

This was an odd one and I only got bits and pieces of it. I hope SBPD will send out a formal press release with more details soon.

Happened around 2pm (Weds) with a massive police response blocking streets near the ER and SWAT teams with guns drawn. Offices and homes nearby were placed on lockdown.

Unclear how long this happened but the suspect was detained without incident.


Written by BobScan

Bob is a volunteer scanner reporter for who posts breaking news heard on emergency traffic frequencies.

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