LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 25, 2021) — An incident outside University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital’s Emergency Department today prompted UK Police, the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Lexington Police and the Lexington Fire Department to investigate.
University of Kentucky Police Chief Joe Monroe said earlier in the day Versailles Police contacted UK police about a man thought to be armed and dangerous visiting a family member in Chandler Hospital.
After using video security on campus to determine the man was on site, UK Police arrested him without incident as he was leaving the hospital. The suspect, Bryan Carroll, 44, of Versailles, was taken into custody where it was determined that he was in possession of firearms, body armor and what police believe were two explosive devices.
UK Police at that time called in its partner federal law enforcement agencies. As a safety precaution, the Emergency Department lobby area of the hospital was secured; Nicholasville Road/South Limestone outside the hospital was closed to traffic; UK issued a UK Alert to the campus community urging them to avoid the area; and law enforcement officials searched the area and Carroll’s vehicle where they found the explosive devices.
Monroe said Carroll is expected to face multiple state and federal charges. Investigations by multiple law enforcement agencies are ongoing.
No injuries occurred in the incident and Monroe said at no time was anyone in danger.
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