Armed Colorado Physician Rescues 50 Bystanders from Hostage Situation
When an armed Colorado Springs man entered his facility and took two female employees hostage, a doctor with a carry permit took up his pistol from its storage place in the office and covered an exit while 50 people escaped from the building and the potentially deadly situation. Police arrived a short time later and entered into negotiations with the gunman, attempting a peaceful resolution. Unfortunately, it was not to be, as police later shot and killed the gunman after negotiations ended in a confrontation. The two hostages were unharmed. The 50 people able to escape the building were thankful that the physician was armed as well as willing and able to use the weapon in their defense.
Dan Emplit WBFD
USN 1986 - 1992