Police reveal man had BB air pistol after reports of person with gun at Covenant Health

Published: Jul. 19, 2022 at 2:11 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 20, 2022 at 8:21 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Lubbock police arrested a man after reports of a person with a gun at Covenant Health Tuesday afternoon.

Police were called to a civil disturbance in the hospital cafeteria around 1:30 p.m. Police say 38-year-old Brandon Davis, a Covenant employee, was involved in an argument with other employees. Davis left and returned moments later with what was believed to be a handgun.

Davis pointed the weapon at another employee who tackled him and held him down until police arrived. Investigators later determined the handgun was actually a BB air pistol.

The hospital was placed on a brief lockdown. Covenant Health officials said there was no immediate threat to patients, staff or visitors.

Davis is charged with aggravated assault and remains in the Lubbock County jail.

Covenant Health issued the following statement Tuesday afternoon:

A situation unfolded at Covenant Medical Center this afternoon leading to the arrest of an individual by law enforcement.

The incident took place in a contained area of the hospital, resulting in the hospital being placed on a brief lock down. There was no immediate threat to our patients or visitors.

The safety of our patients, caregivers, and visitors is our top priority. We appreciate the swift response from the Lubbock Police Department, their coordination with our teams, and their partnership to keep our hospitals and facilities safe.

Covenant Health will not comment further but additional questions can be directed to the Lubbock Police Department.

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