Atascadero State Hospital in lockdown
November 30, 2011
Atascadero State Hospital is in lockdown mode for the second day because of a faulty alarm system. [KCOY]
In case of an emergency, employees at the hospital are supposed to set off the alarm. The hospital is to remain on lockdown until the system is repaired.
During lockdown, patients and staff are confined to the residential units.
The current lockdown is not related to the three assaults and two arrests that have occurred since Sunday.
On Monday, deputies arrested Azubuike Okwara, 29, for assaulting a hospital police officer and Robert Morgan, 51, for assaulting another patient.