The Adirondack Health Center and Mercy Living Center, both located in Tupper Lake, were on lockdown on Wednesday, February 20.
A press release from Adirondack Health stated an individual had made threatening comments on Tuesday, February 19 in the presence of an Adirondack Health employee. Adirondack Health then contacted the Tupper Lake Police Department to alert them of the threat.
At approximately 11a.m. on Wednesday, the Tupper Lake Police Department notified Adirondack Health that during its investigation the police department received a call from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) that the individual in question had attempted to purchase a fire arm three days earlier.
The Tupper Lake Police recommended the facility initiate lockdown procedures at both Tupper Lake Health Center and Mercy Living Center. Adirondack Health officials proceeded with the lockdown of both facilities.
At approximately 12:50p.m. on Wednesday, the police department notified Adirondack Health that the individual in question was in custody and was transported to Adirondack Health in Saranac Lake for an evaluation.
The lockdown was subsequently lifted and both Tupper Lake Health Center and Mercy Living Center resumed their normal daily activities.