DENVER — Police have arrested a man accused of forcing his way into Children's Hospital in Aurora with a handgun overnight.
According to a statement from the Children's Hospital, both the Aurora Police Department (APD) and the University of Colorado Police Department (CUPD) responded to the incident. APD says the man had already been contacted and placed into custody by CUPD before their officers arrived at around 12:20 a.m. Police said they don't know why he went through the employee entrance armed with a gun.
Police said the man had a minor injury to a finger, but it's not clear when that happened. He was taken to a hospital for treatment before being taken to jail.
Children's Hospital said no team members, patients, or families were hurt and that they'll be conducting a comprehensive investigation.
The man was later identified as Jeremy Tate, 27. He was arrested on the following charges:
- Possession of a weapon by a previous offender
- Possession of a dangerous/illegal weapon
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Possession of a large capacity magazine
Police said he also had six outstanding warrants, three of them for felonies.
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