Threat prompts Shiprock hospital lockdown

Posted at: 05/03/2013 6:08 PM
Updated at: 05/03/2013 10:15 PM
By: Staff

A Shiprock hospital is on lockdown Friday after a shooting victim arrives at it along with a threat.

Officials at Northern Navajo Medical Center tells KOB Eyewitness News 4 that a man was shot near Sheep Springs area of NM on the Navajo Nation. 

A short time later the hospital got a phone threat they believe is related to the shooting victim. 

As a precaution, the hospital was locked down and security was increased. 

It is unknown how long the lockdown will last, but the hospital is still open to emergencies. 

There is no word on the condition of the victim or the circumstances of the shooting.