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Man shot after 5-hour standoff at hospital

/ Source: The Associated Press

A man in a wheelchair at a hospital who claimed his oxygen tank had a detonator was shot and injured by police after a five-hour standoff Monday.

Terrance Baughman, 32, was shot in the chest and taken to surgery, said Boulder Community Hospital spokesman Rich Sheehan. His condition wasn't known, and it wasn't clear why he was at the hospital in the first place. He had once been a patient there.

Baughman got out of the wheelchair during the standoff, leading officers to fire, police spokeswoman Sarah Huntley said.

"It was his movement that triggered the confrontation," Huntley said.

Officers weren't able to deactivate a device on Baughman's oxygen tank. Police used a robot to remove the device and were taking it to a nearby park to dismantle it.

The standoff started around 9 a.m. when the man, in a vestibule outside the emergency room, said he had a detonator. The bomb squad and SWAT team officers responded.

Five patients in the immediate area were taken to safety, and the hospital was locked down.

The 200-bed hospital remained partially locked down Monday afternoon, Sheehan said.