Community reacts to hospital security

PeaceHealth says the extra precautions will be in place until Monday morning.

Posted: Mar 9, 2019 4:57 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- After Thursday's scare PeaceHealth is taking extra security precautions to make sure people are safe at both their University District and Riverbend locations.

RELATED: Riverbend hospital on lockdown; man in custody

PeacehHealth Riverbend and University District have been under enhanced security ever since Thursday when two incidents involving guns sent them into lock-down.

Early Thursday morning one man took his own life at PeaceHealth Riverbend. Later that same day -- a man entered the hospital with a rifle asking about gun classes -- he was arrested shortly after leaving.

ALSO READ: PeaceHealth looks to improve security after two gun incidents on Thursday.

After his arrest -- a rifle was found in the hospital parking lot triggering a lock-down.

Both hospitals are still under extra security measures.

People living near the university district say they appreciate the hospital's quick actions, but feel that continuing the entry restrictions is unnecessary.

Eugene resident, Matthew Wagemann says he thinks the resources could be best used elsewhere.

PeaceHealth said in a tweet that they will have these extra precautions in place until Monday morning. 

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