As many of you have learned, there was an incident at the hospital about 4 weeks ago that required the local police department to do an investigation here at the hospital. During this incident the police uncovered a cache of weapons in an office on the 4th floor of the hospital. Subsequent police investigations lead to an arrest this past week.
As reported by NJ.com
The director of marketing at Hudson Regional Hospital in Secaucus was arrested Sunday on weapons charges weeks after police found a large cache of handguns and shotguns in a closet inside the facility, authorities said.
Responding to a bomb threat at the Meadowlands Parkway hospital on July 18, Secaucus police, Hudson County sheriff’s officers and Bayonne police, using bomb detection canines, performed a sweep of Hudson Regional Hospital, Miller said.
No bombs were found, but a bomb detection canine gave a positive indication on an unlocked closet within an office. Upon entering the closet, police discovered a large cache of rifles, shotguns and handguns, along with assorted ammunition for the firearms, Miller said.
A total of 11 handguns of various calibers and 27 rifles/shotguns were discovered. A Kriss Vector .45 caliber semi-automatic rifle with a high-capacity magazine was also recovered and determined to be an assault rifle.
Your safety and the safety of everyone at HRH is HPAE’s utmost priority. We have reached out to HRH management to address these safety concerns, including how these weapons could have made it into the hospital, and we will keep you updated of our progress.
Local 5147 Executive Board