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Armed suspect who caused lockdown found in neighborhood near hospital

An armed suspect who caused a temporary lockdown at CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center on...
An armed suspect who caused a temporary lockdown at CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center on Thursday, July 29, 2021 is now in custody, police say.(KSLA)
Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 11:42 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 30, 2021 at 1:37 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The person responsible for causing a temporary lockdown Thursday afternoon at a Shreveport medical facility is now in custody.

Around 10:15 a.m. on Friday, July 30, at least a dozen units with the Shreveport Police Department responded to Millicent Way near John Hendrick Drive and Brunswick Drive for a call about a “suspicious person,” according to 911 dispatch records.

An armed suspect who caused a temporary lockdown at CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center on...
An armed suspect who caused a temporary lockdown at CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center on Thursday, July 29, 2021 is now in custody, police say.(KSLA)

Police say this person is the same suspect who caused CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center to go into lockdown Thursday afternoon. The suspect had to be taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries after being taken into custody. A K-9 was used to help take him into custody.

The Shreveport Police Department has identified the suspect as Johnathan Watson, 33. Officers tried to take him into custody at an apartment on Millicent Way. He ran away, but was eventually caught by a K-9.

Watson is facing charges of convicted felon in possession of a firearm and terrorizing.

The investigation is ongoing.

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