Hospital locked down during police incident

SOUTH East residents who were at the Mount Gambier Hospital earlier this month when a man allegedly threatened a staff member during a dramatic incident in the emergency department said they feared for their lives.

Two people who visited the hospital on Sunday, March 4, told The Border Watch the department was placed into lock down.

Police were called, however the situation went on for some time before it was defused as there was no security presence at the hospital at the time.

At around 1pm, police arrived and arrested Daniel Peter Schenk, 49, after it is alleged he threatened a staff member

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