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Suspect to be arraigned in Landmark Medical Center lockdown

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By: Alexandra Cowley

acowley@abc6.com

The suspect arrested in an incident that caused Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket go on lock down for nearly two hours will appear in court Friday morning.

Police say 55-year-old Jose Giles will be charged with carrying a weapon while intoxicated, possession of a firearm after being convicted of a crime of violence, carry a loaded weapon in a vehicle, and firing in a compact area. Giles was convicted of felony assualt with a dangerous weapon in 1994.

The hospital was locked down on Thursday after Giles allegedly drove into the emergency bay and called 9-1-1 from his truck. He never went inside the hospital. 

Witnesses tell ABC 6 News that the suspect had a gun and was threatening to kill himself. Woonsocket police surrounded the area and shut off Cass Avenue in front of Landmark Medical Center. Police were able to talk him down over the phone. As soon as he exited his truck, a special tactical team let off a flash bang, disorienting the man. He was brought into custody and is undergoing treatment at Landmark.

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