Lakewood, WA, December 12, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Immediate response by Lakewood Police officers to a Sonitrol Pacific emergency alarm at the Multicare Lakewood Urgent Care led to the arrest of one man December 4.
Sonitrol Pacific Operator Bricia Mejia received the activation of a “panic button” on site at the urgent care facility and called police. She listened to live activity at the scene through audio security sensors to give police details of what was happening and heard a man say, “shut up, b***h.”
Lakewood Police officers arrived in about two minutes and took a the man into custody.
About 4:30 p.m., the man walked into the medical clinic. He was looking for his child who had been brought in by the child’s mom. It’s unclear if he was upset because the child was not being seen fast enough or if he was trying to remove the child from the facility to be treated elsewhere; however, he scared patients and staff as he started yelling and swearing at them. After about 10 minutes of disruptive behavior, he approached the check-in desk in a threatening manner. At 4:42 p.m. the panic device was activated, Operator Mejia heard a guy yelling and dispatched police.