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Williams Lake hospital locked down following report of distraught man in building

Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake was put on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after a distraught man, possibly with a knife, was reported to be in the building.

Williams Lake RCMP attended the hospital to search for the suspect.
A man, who was located outside the hospital, attempted to flee from police on foot. After a short foot chase the 26-year-old Williams Lake man was arrested.

Through investigation it was discovered that the man did not have a knife as originally reported and that his behaviour was medically related and not criminal in nature. There were no reports of injury to hospital staff or patients. The lockdown has since been removed.