Southern California Hospital Installs E.R. Metal Detector

Published: January 19, 2006

LANCASTER, Calif. – A metal detector will be installed at the entrance of Antelope Valley Hospital’s emergency room lobby.

The move is in response to a Jan. 9 incident in which five men, one with a gun, entered the emergency room. Officials believe they were looking for a person, but he or she was not there. Shortly after they left, one of them returned and was verbally abusive to a nurse offering them assistance.

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