Magnolia Regional Health Center was on lockdown Sunday morning after a man overpowered a security guard, got his weapon and fired two rounds inside the emergency room.

Magnolia Regional Health Center was on lockdown Sunday morning and a full-scale investigation remains underway by the Corinth Police Department after a man entered the emergency room area, overpowered a security guard and fired two shots.

A suspect described as under the influence of narcotics and seeking treatment about 8 a.m. Sunday took the guard’s firearm, attempted to fire a shot into his own head, but there was not a bullet in the gun’s chamber, Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance told the Daily Corinthian.


A 1981 University of Tennessee - Martin graduate, Mark Boehler has over 40 years of journalism experience. His wife Dawn is the love of his life and they share five grown children and 10 grandchildren. His passion is his work - writing and photography.

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