Shooter’s Release Prompts Arizona Hospital to Implement Extra Security

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Officials at Scottsdale Healthcare are concerned about the release of a former police officer from a mental health facility. The officer fired a shotgun in the hospital a year ago, and officials believe he is still dangerous.

According to court documents, 55-year-old Gilbert Tuffli III fired the shotgun because he was possibly seeking revenge on a security officer and the vice president of the hospital for barring him from the facility.

In order to ensure patient safety, officials are implementing additional security measures; however, officials did not release any more information.

Tuffli was indicted in July 2007 for aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, unlawful discharge of a firearm and other counts. A judge ruled in July 2008 that the Tuffli would not be competent to be released within 21 months; however, less than a month later, authorities determined that he would not be a danger to others.

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