Man with firearms, body armor, suspected explosives arrested at UK Hospital in Lexington

Published: Mar. 25, 2021 at 12:22 PM EDT
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UPDATE 3/25/21 4:00 p.m.

LEXINGTON, Ky (WSAZ) – The area outside and inside the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital’s Emergency Department was locked down Thursday after the University of Kentucky’s Police Chief was contacted about a man thought to be armed and dangerous visiting a family member.

After using video security on campus to determine the man was on site, UK Police arrested him without incident as he was leaving the hospital. The suspect, Bryan Carroll, 44, of Versailles, was taken into custody where it was determined that he was in possession of firearms, body armor and what police believe were two explosive devices.

Law enforcement officials searched the area and Carroll’s vehicle where they found the explosive devices.

Carroll is expected to face multiple state and federal charges.

No injuries occurred in the incident.

UK Police, the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Lexington Police and the Lexington Fire Department all assisted with the investigation.

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LEXINGTON, Ky (WSAZ) – A large presence of police and emergency vehicles are currently outside of the UK Hospital emergency room.

Law enforcement are advising people to avoid the area.

UK Police issues the following notice Thursday morning:

Nicholasville Road/South Limestone is closed to traffic both northbound and southbound between Cooper/Waller Drive and Virginia Avenue/Huguelet Drive in the vicinity of UK Chandler Hospital. Please take alternate routes.

Individuals should avoid the area surrounding UK Chandler Emergency Department on South Limestone. Individuals may resume all other activities in other areas of campus.

This is a developing story.

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