OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A man turned into arrested after breaking a door inside the Mercy Hospital maternity ward on Friday, causing the sanatorium to be positioned under lockdown.
“Officers have been initially notified approximately a man who was up there seeking to get into, I guess it’s the maternity ward,” MSgt. Gary Knight with Oklahoma City Police Department instructed News 4.
Knight is talking about 22-yr-old Cristo Martinez who changed into booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on Friday after giving the body of workers and patients at Mercy Hospital quite the scare.
“A girl turned into up there. The were in a relationship. He was wanting within the room. She did not need him in there, made it very clear she didn’t want him in there. He refused to depart the premise,” Knight said.
According to the police file, Martinez then “have become irate” and “started to slam his frame into the secured double door entrance to the wing wherein he victim’s room turned into positioned.
He triggered $three,three hundred of damage to the door, in keeping with police.
“He didn’t shatter the glass but he basically broke the manner the door functions,” Knight stated.
Martinez was long gone by the time officials got there, however he then started out sending the victim threatening messages.
“Sent a text of himself with a gun, indicating he become going to be coming lower back up there to get in,” Knight stated.
Officials with Mercy Hospital sent News four the subsequent assertion on Monday:
“Due to a domestic state of affairs, Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City accelerated safety features early Friday to make certain the protection of patients, co-people and families. Oklahoma City Police are on web site and are investigating. Mercy remains open and patient care keeps. As usually, we pray for the health and safety of all.”
“The clinic did the whole thing right,” Said Knight. “It become very scary for a number of the human beings in there however in the long run, absolutely everyone ended up k and he ended up in jail.”
On Monday, consistent with court docket records, the victim filed a defensive order towards Martinez.