Man with holstered gun prompts Day Kimball Hospital lockdown Monday

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PUTNAM, Conn. (WTNH) — A man that was carrying a gun in a holster caused Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam to go into a security lockdown Monday afternoon.

According to Connecticut State Police Public Information Officer Trooper Kelly Grant, at approximately 1:40 p.m., Day Kimball Hosptial, located at 320 Pomfret Street, was placed into lockdown. There were reports of a man with a handgun in front of the hospital.

Through the course of their investigation, Troopers later discovered that there was a man seen walking near the hospital with a holstered handgun. The gun was never in the man’s hand, nor was it ever displayed, according to State Police.

The lockdown was lifted just after 2:00 p.m.