RESTON, Va. – Fairfax County police say a man seeking medical attention for a self-inflicted gunshot wound fired at locked hospital doors, but no one else was hurt.
Police spokesman Officer Don Gotthardt says the 53-year-old Loudoun County man approached a locked entrance at Reston Hospital Center around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday and fired a shot at the door, breaking the glass.
Once inside, Gotthardt says the man approached staff, but when they tried to help, he fired another shot. No one was hit and security and staff convinced the man to put down the weapon.
The man was taken to another hospital, but Gotthardt says his injuries aren't thought to be life-threatening. He says investigators will confer with prosecutors about whether to charge the man.
The hospital has resumed normal operations.