A female suspect was arrested after she allegedly drew a firearm and discharged multiple rounds while strapped to a gurney in a Texas hospital, according to reports.
The shocking incident unfolded just before noon on Tuesday in Conroe, a city about 40 miles north of Houston.
Harris County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) brought Glendar Johnson-Jackson, 65, to HCA Healthcare Conroe for a “mental health evaluation and an emergency detention order by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office,” ABC 13 reports.
“Johnson-Jackson was on a gurney in the hallway with her arms and legs secured when police say she retrieved a small caliber firearm from an elastic waistband-type holster that was wrapped around her torso under her dress.”
Johnson-Jackson allegedly fired off two rounds before an EMS worker quickly neutralized her, potentially saving innocent lives in the process, police say.
“One of the HCEC EMS attendants took immediate action and disarmed (Johnson-Jackson),” Conroe Police explained in a press release.
“(Conroe PD) Chief (Jeff) Christy commends the HCEC EMT that took quick, decisive, and heroic action in disarming Jackson as she discharged the gun.”
Johnson-Jackson was given a medical evaluation, arrested, and taken to Montgomery County Jail.
She was initially brought to the hospital after causing a disturbance at a nearby business that prompted an employee to call the cops, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said.
Johnson-Jackson was reportedly charged with felony deadly conduct and a misdemeanor count of unlawful carry of weapon in a prohibited place.
No one was injured in the shooting, authorities say.
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