South County Hospital put on lockdown after security overhears threat

South Kingstown Police Department
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SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) The South County Hospital was placed on lockdown Thursday, after police said security overheard a discharged patient issuing a threat.

According to the South Kingstown Police Department, security reported that Peter St. Angelo, 51, of Scituate, said he was returning with a gun to “kill everyone.”

According to witnesses, St. Peters made the threat in two different locations, prompting patients to flee the emergency room waiting area.

Police learned that St.Peters was being taken by a friend to his car in Narragansett.

Officers in Narragansett located and detained St. Peters, and he was brought into custody in South Kingston.

No gun was found on his person or in his vehicle, Lieutenant Mark Sgalia on the South Kingston Police Department said in a statement.

St. Peters was charged with disorderly conduct and is being held for violating parole.

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