UPDATE: Longview Police say that Gail Sandidge, a registered nurse who worked at Good Shepherd Medical Center, was killed in this morning's stabbing.
UPDATE: One employee is dead and one is hospitalized in critical condition following a stabbing around 7 a.m. Tuesday at the Good Shepherd Ambulatory building in Longview
Longview Police information officer Kristie Brian said the deceased is a nurse at the hospital. The nurse's name has not been released at this time. Three visitors were also injured and are listed in good condition.
A suspect is in custody, and the name of the suspect has not been released at this time.
Steve Altmiller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Good Shepherd Health System issued the following statement:
"The Good Shepherd family tragically lost a member of our team this morning. At approximately 7 a.m., there was a stabbing incident that occurred at our Ambulatory Surgical Center located across the street from the main Medical Center that injured two employees and three visitors. At this time, of the remaining patients, one is in critical condition and three are in good condition. The Longview Police are currently investigating the incident.
All victims were taken to the emergency center for assessment and treatment. This was an isolated incident that was diligently handled by the Longview Police Department and our Good Shepherd response team.