LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Bond has not been set for for the suspect charged in connection to a lock-down Wednesday at Lufkin's CHI St. Luke's Memorial Hospital.
42-year-old David Conway, of Huntington, was arrested in Houston Wednesday afternoon, according to Jessica Pebsworth, a spokeswoman for the Lufkin Police Department. He was booked into the Angelina County Jail early Thursday after Lufkin PD detectives traveled to Houston to take him into custody.
Conway is charged with misdemeanor harassment.
Wednesday, the hospital enacted a brief lock-down in the tower that contains its ICU and step-down facilities because of a security threat involving a gun. All guests were evacuated from that area by hospital security personnel and Lufkin Police.
According to a CHI St. Luke's Memorial Hospital press release, Conway allegedly made threats against family members over the care of his dying mother, who is a patient at the hospital.
"The man reportedly got into a disagreement Tuesday night with family members over his mother's care and during a phone call around noon today threatened to bring a gun up to the hospital where his mother is in the ICU," the press release stated.